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Definitions of relation

  1. the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his attorney argued for the relation back of the ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Reference; respect; regard. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The act of narrating or telling; the thing narrated or told; mutual connection between two or more things; association in business or social matters; as, a pleasant relation between partners; reference; respect; as, in relation to; connection by birth or marriage; kinsman or kinswoman. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Act of relating or telling: recital: that which is related: mutual connection between two things: resemblance: connection by birth or marriage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. RELATIONSHIP. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Act of relating; state of being related; recital; mutual connexion; kindred; person akin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Connection; reference; regard; allusion; kinship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. An account or recital. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A relative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The act of relating or telling; that which is related; reference; connection between things; connection by birth or marriage; a kinsman or kinswoman; resemblance of phenomena; analogy; ratio; proportion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Narrative; account; respect; reference; connection between things; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; a person connected by birth or marriage; direct conformity of parts to a whole and to each other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Narration, a narrative, (Law) laying of information before Attorney-General for him to take action upon (proceeding at the r. of the Board of Works); what one person or thing has to do with another, way in which one stands or is related to another, kind of connexion or correspondence or contrast or feeling that prevails between persons or things, (the rr. primarily expressed by prepositions are those of place& time; the outlay seems to bear no r., is out of all r., to the object aimed at; the r. between them is that of guardian& ward; rr. are rather strained, cordiality is impaired; the report has r. to a state of things now past), whence relational a., relationally adv.; (rare, usu. now relationship n.) kinship lit. or fig.; kinsman, kinswoman, relative (somet. with mixture of prec. sense, as is he any, what, r. is he to you?, he is nor.). Hence relationless a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. in or rarely with r. to, as regards. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. Act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; account : narration of facts; narrative;—connection between things; respect; reference; regard; relative quality or condition;—kindred; alliance;-connection by consanguinity or affinity;- a person connected by consanguinity or affinity; kinsman; kinswoman. Cabinet Dictionary
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