Meaning of “relations” in the English Dictionary

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"relations" in Business English

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relationsnoun [ plural ]

uk /rɪˈleɪʃənz/ us

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

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

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