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English definition of “relationship”

relationship

noun [C] (FRIENDSHIP)    /rɪˈleɪ.ʃən.ʃɪp/
B1 the way in which two or more people feel and behave towards each other: He has a very good relationship with his uncle.Relationships in general B1 a close romantic friendship between two people, often a sexual one: Have you had any serious relationships in the past year?Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships a love/hate relationship a relationship in which you have feelings of love and hate for someone or somethingRelationships in general
(Definition of relationship noun (FRIENDSHIP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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