An example of a relation is the connection between fantasy and reality.
An example of relation is hostility between two countries who are at war.
An example of a relation is your aunt, uncle, cousin or mother.
Foreign and trade relations.
The relation between smoking and heart disease.
The relation between diet and health is complex.
Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not.
This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key.
The relation of parent to child.
- In reference to; in connection with:This letter from the bank is in relation to your mortgage.
- concerning; regarding; in reference to
Other Word Forms
Origin of relation
- From Anglo-Norman relacioun, from Old French relacion (cognate to French relation), from Latin relationem, accusative of relatio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle relatus (“related"), from verb referre (“to refer, to relate"), from prefix re- (“again") + ferre (“to bear, to carry")