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relations

noun [plural]
 
 
/rɪˈleɪʃənz/
the relationships that exist between two people, organizations, or countries, and whether these are good or bad: The meeting provided both sides with an opportunity to exchange views on the current state of U.S.-China relations. The government needs to build up better relations with private-sector providers.relations between sb (and sb) Local partnerships have worked well together, establishing good relations between employers and learning centres. It is in a company's interests to create good relations with its investors.improve/jeopardize/repair relations Countries that renege on their commitment will inevitably jeopardize relations with the World Bank. diplomatic/economic/external relations →  See also customer relations , employee relations , employment relations , human relations , industrial relations , investor relations , labour relations
Translations of “relations”
in Russian отношения…
in Turkish münasebetler, ilişkiler…
in Polish stosunki…
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