human relations

noun, plural in form but usually singular in construction

Definition of human relations

1 : a study of human problems arising from organizational and interpersonal relations (as in industry)
2 : a course, study, or program designed to develop better interpersonal and intergroup adjustments

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First Known Use of human relations

1946


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human relations

noun plural but usually singular in construction

medical Definition of human relations

1 : the social and interpersonal relations between human beings
2 : a course, study, or program designed to develop better interpersonal and intergroup adjustments

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