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Meaning of “relation” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
Translations of “relation”
in Korean 친척…
in Arabic قَريب…
in Portuguese aparentado, -a, parente…
in Catalan parent, -a…
in Japanese 親類, 親戚…
in Italian parente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 友好關係…
in Russian связь, зависимость, родственник…
in Turkish ilgi, ilişki, bağ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 友好关系…
in Polish związek, krewn-y/a…
(Definition of relation from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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