relational

adjective re·la·tion·al \ ri-ˈlā-shnəl , -shə-nᵊl \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of relational

1 : of or relating to kinship
2 : characterized or constituted by relations
3 : having the function chiefly of indicating a relation of syntax
  • has is notional in he has luck, relational in he has gone
4 : relating to, using, or being a method of organizing data in a database so that it is perceived by the user as a set of tables

relationally

adverb

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First Known Use of relational

1662

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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