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Synonyms for relation
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relationnoun

    The manner in which two things may be associated.

    The relation between diet and health is complex.

    correspondence, relationship, relative, link, recount, connection, tell

  2. relationnoun

    A member of one's family.

    Yes, he's a relation of mine, but a only distant one.

    relative, tell, link, correspondence, connection, recount, relationship

  3. relationnoun

    The act of relating a story.

    Your relation of the events is different from mine.

    link, recount, connection, tell, relative, correspondence, relationship

  4. relationnoun

    A set of ordered tuples.

    correspondence, tell, link, relative, relationship, connection, recount

  5. relationnoun

    Specifically, a set of ordered pairs.

    Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not.

    correspondence, tell, relative, connection, recount, link, relationship

  6. relationnoun

    A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.

    This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key.

    connection, relationship, relative, recount, link, tell, correspondence

  7. relationnoun

    A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.

    correspondence, relationship, link, connection, relative, recount, tell

  8. relationnoun

    The act of intercourse

    connection, relative, tell, link, relationship, recount, correspondence

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relation

    Analogy is specifically a resemblance of relations; a resemblance that may be reasoned from, so that from the likeness in certain respects we may infer that other and perhaps deeper relations exist. Affinity is a mutual attraction with or without seeming likeness; as, the affinity of iron for oxygen. Coincidence is complete agreement in some one or more respects; there may be a coincidence in time of most dissimilar events. Parity of reasoning is said of an argument equally conclusive on subjects not strictly analogous. Similitude is a rhetorical comparison of one thing to another with which it has some points in common. Resemblance and similarity are external or superficial, and may involve no deeper relation; as, the resemblance of a cloud to a distant mountain. Compare ALLEGORY.

    affinity, analogy, coincidence, comparison, likeness, parity, proportion, resemblance, semblance, similarity, simile, similitude

    disagreement, disproportion, dissimilarity, incongruity, unlikeness

    The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relationnoun

    an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

    relative, recounting, carnal knowledge, relation back, congress, intercourse, coitus, sexual relation, sexual congress, telling, sexual intercourse, copulation, sex act, coition

  2. sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledgenoun

    the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur

    relative, social intercourse, recounting, carnal knowledge, relation back, congress, intercourse, coitus, sexual relation, sexual congress, telling, sexual intercourse, copulation, sex act, coition

  3. relative, relationnoun

    a person related by blood or marriage

    "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

    sexual relation, congener, intercourse, sexual intercourse, carnal knowledge, recounting, relation back, congenator, copulation, telling, coitus, sex act, relative, congeneric, congress, sexual congress, coition

  4. relation, telling, recountingnoun

    an act of narration

    "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"

    notification, sexual relation, tattle, intercourse, sexual intercourse, singing, copulation, recounting, relation back, carnal knowledge, apprisal, telling, coitus, sex act, relative, congress, sexual congress, coition

  5. relation back, relationnoun

    (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time

    "his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"

    sexual congress, relative, recounting, carnal knowledge, congress, intercourse, coitus, sexual relation, telling, sexual intercourse, coition, copulation, sex act, relation back

  6. relationnoun

    (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups

    "international relations"

    relative, recounting, carnal knowledge, relation back, congress, intercourse, coitus, sexual relation, sexual congress, telling, sexual intercourse, copulation, sex act, coition

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relationnoun

    recital, narration, narrative, account, statement, story, history, chronicle, tale, description, detail, report

  2. relationnoun

    connection, relationship, mutual dependence

  3. relationnoun

    reference, respect, regard

  4. relationnoun

    relationship, kindred, kin, consanguinity, filiation, family tie

  5. relationnoun

    kinsman, relative, kinsfolk

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  1. Host Alien Life -RSB- Dick:

    There is also the question of what I call astro-ethics, how do you treat alien life? How do you treat it differently, ranging from microbes to intelligence? So we had a philosopher at our symposium talking about the moral status of non-human organisms, talking in relation to animals on Earth and what their status is in relation to us.

  2. Thomas Fuller:

    A good friend is my nearest relation.

  3. Gerhard Kocher:

    The relation nurse/doctor is even more complex than the relation patient/doctor.

  4. Detective Inspector Paul Hughes:

    As a result of our ongoing inquiries we have today arrested a healthcare professional in connection with the investigation, she was arrested earlier this morning on suspicion of murder in relation to eight of the babies and attempted murder in relation to six of the babies and is currently in custody.

  5. Lionel Trilling:

    A theory of the middle class: that it is not to be determined by its financial situation but rather by its relation to government. That is, one could shade down from an actual ruling or governing class to a class hopelessly out of relation to government, thinking of government as beyond its control, of itself as wholly controlled by government. Somewhere in between and In gradations is the group that has the sense that gov't exists for it, and shapes its consciousness accordingly.

Translations for relation

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  • علاقةArabic
  • vztah, příbuzný, relaceCzech
  • slægtning, familiemedlemDanish
  • Angehörige, Beziehung, Verwandtschaft, Verwandte, Familienmitglied, Familienangehöriger, Relation, Familienangehörige, Verwandter, AngehörigerGerman
  • relaciones sexuales, relaciónSpanish
  • suheEstonian
  • رابطهPersian
  • omainen, suhde, sukulainen, kertomus, relaatioFinnish
  • parentèle, parent, parentage, parentaille, parente, relationFrench
  • caidreamhIrish
  • संबंधHindi
  • reláció, rokon, viszonyHungarian
  • ազգականArmenian
  • hubunganIndonesian
  • parento, parentino, parentuloIdo
  • parente, relazioneItalian
  • 関係, 関連Japanese
  • په‌یوه‌ندیKurdish
  • relatioLatin
  • kaireperepeMāori
  • ബന്ധംMalayalam
  • slektning, familiemedlem, relasjonNorwegian
  • relatieDutch
  • relasjon, slektning, familiemedlemNorwegian Nynorsk
  • forholdNorwegian
  • relacjaPolish
  • relação, parentePortuguese
  • relație, relatare, narare, povestire, legăturăRomanian
  • повествование, отношение, сообщение, изложение, родственница, рассказ, родственник, связь, зависимостьRussian
  • odnos, relacija, sorodnikSlovene
  • anhörig, familjemedlem, samband, relation, släktingSwedish
  • உறவுTamil
  • సంబంధము, బంధువుTelugu
  • ilişkiTurkish
  • quan hệVietnamese
  • röletanef, hiröletan, jiröletan, röletanVolapük

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