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relation

noun
 
 
/rɪˈleɪʃən/
CONNECTION [C, U] B2 a connection between two or more things: the relation between smoking and lung cancerLinking and relatingRegarding and concerning
FAMILY [C] B1 someone who belongs to the same family as you: He's called Ken Russell, no relation to (= he is not from the same family as) the film director.Family relations in general
in relation to sth B2 when compared with something: Salaries are low in relation to the cost of living.Comparing and contrasting B2 about or relating to something: I'd like to ask you something in relation to what you said earlier.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
(Definition of relation from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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