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"relation" in British English

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relationnoun

uk   /rɪˈleɪ.ʃən/  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.
(Definition of relation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"relation" in American English

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relationnoun

 us   /rɪˈleɪ·ʃən/
connection or similarity: [U] There was little relation between the book and the movie.
Relations are the connections between people, groups, organizations, or countries: [pl] diplomatic relations [pl] business/economic relations
[C] a person who is a member of the same family as another person: On our trip, we visited friends and relations on both sides of the family.
(Definition of relation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “relation”
in Arabic قَريب…
in Korean 친척…
in Portuguese aparentado, -a, parente…
in Catalan parent, -a…
in Japanese 親類, 親戚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 友好关系…
in Turkish ilgi, ilişki, bağ…
in Russian связь, зависимость, родственник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 友好關係…
in Italian parente…
in Polish związek, krewn-y/a…
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