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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
(Definition of relations noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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