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Definition of relation

What is the definition of "relation"?
  • re•la•tionnoun
  • 1. A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection: the relation between smoking and heart disease.
    2. The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
    3. A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
    4. The way in which one person or thing is connected with another: the relation of parent to child.
    5. The mutual dealings or connections of persons, groups, or nations in social, business, or diplomatic matters: international relations.

Use "relation" in a sentence
  • "There is a subtle relation between character and conditions, and it is this _relation_ that determines Fate."

    "The reference of my correspondent to disprove the _relation_, is a part of what Jesus has prescribed on this subject to _regulate_ the _duties_ of the relation, and is itself proof that the relation existed -- that its legality was recognized -- and its duties prescribed by the Son of God through the Holy Ghost given to the apostles."

    "In relation to a number of scriptures which you have quoted, seemingly with a design to illustrate the foregoing subject, I can only say, that if any or all those passages relate at all to the subject, _that relation_ is out of my sight."

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