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relation

noun uk   us   /rɪˈleɪ.ʃən/

relation noun (FRIENDSHIP)

relations [plural]
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B2 the way in which two people or groups of people feel and behave towards each other: Relations between him and his new wife are rather strained.formal Britain enjoys friendly relations with Canada.

relation noun (CONNECTION)

B2 [U] the connection or similarity between two things: The relation between the original book and this new film is very faint. She bears no relation to (= she is not similar to) her brother.in/with relation to sth B2 in connection with something: She used the map to discover where she was in relation to her surroundings.

relation noun (FAMILY MEMBER)

B1 [C] a member of your family: The funeral was attended by friends and relations. She's a relation by marriage because she married my cousin.
Translations of “relation”
in Korean 친척…
in Arabic قَريب…
in Portuguese aparentado, -a, parente…
in Catalan parent, -a…
in Japanese 親類, 親戚…
in Italian parente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 友好關係…
in Russian связь, зависимость, родственник…
in Turkish ilgi, ilişki, bağ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 友好关系…
in Polish związek, krewn-y/a…
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