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English definition of “relationship”

relationship

noun [C]    /rɪˈleɪ·ʃənˌʃɪp/
the way in which things are connected or work together: Write an essay on the economic relationship between farming and transportation . A relationship is the way two or more people are connected , or the way they behave toward each other: "What is your relationship to the soloist ?" "She's my daughter ." The two men have a good working relationship. A relationship is also a close romantic friendship between two people .
(Definition of relationship noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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