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relationship

noun [C]
 
 
/rɪˈleɪʃənʃɪp/
the way in which two or more companies, countries, or people behave towards each other: Creating lasting relationships is vital for success in business. We have an excellent working relationship with the university. We have established long-lasting business relationships with a wide range of clients.relationship between sb (and sb) The relationship between labor and management was strained beyond breaking point.build/develop/establish a relationship Many telecom companies are building relationships in developing countries. a good/close relationship a business/personal relationship
a connection between two or more facts, events, etc.: relationship between sth (and sth) This research shows that the relationship between globalization and e-commerce is complex and varied. There is a direct relationship between the two announcements.
→ See also customer relationship, employment relationship
(Definition of relationship from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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