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English definition of “relationship”

relationship

noun [C]     /rɪˈleɪʃənʃɪp/
the way in which two or more companies , countries , or people behave towards each other: Creating lasting relationships is vital for success in business . We have an excellent working relationship with the university . We have established long-lasting business relationships with a wide range of clients .relationship between sb (and sb) The relationship between labor and management was strained beyond breaking point .build/develop/establish a relationship Many telecom companies are building relationships in developing countries . a good/ close relationship a business / personal relationship
a connection between two or more facts , events , etc.: relationship between sth (and sth) This research shows that the relationship between globalization and e-commerce is complex and varied . There is a direct relationship between the two announcements .
→ See also customer relationship, employment relationship
(Definition of relationship noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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