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Synonyms for relation
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  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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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How to use relation in a sentence?

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies they are ready enough to tell them.

  2. Balfour Beatty:

    The allegations in relation to work orders at Tinker Air Force Base and Mountain Home Air Force Base are being taken seriously and are in the process of being investigated.

  3. Rainn Wilson:

    I think that we all have our demons and part of a job as an actor is to find what your point of relation is for any character and to delve into that. Steve Carell, for example, who I just saw in ‘Foxcatcher’… has the ability to transform... It’s kind of the actor’s job to transform, i definitely have my demons and I have my dark side and for me it was a fantastic opportunity and challenges to get to explore those colors after 10 years of playing Dwight.

  4. Emmanuel Macrons:

    I often say that if the age relationship were to be inverted, it wouldn't shock anybody, people would find it great, she is beautiful, and the fact that she's 20 years older than I am is terrible, because it is an issue of mockery, of terrible discourtesy. I give in to nothing, but it has taught us a lot, including in politics. We never build ourselves in relation to others' gaze.

  5. Elsa Barker:

    The solving of almost every crime mystery depends on something which seems, at the first glance, to bear no relation whatever to the original crime.

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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