an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledge(noun)
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
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
relation, telling, recounting(noun)
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
relation back, relation(noun)
(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"
(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
The manner in which two things may be associated.
The relation between diet and health is complex.
A member of one's family.
Yes, he's a relation of mine, but a only distant one.
The act of relating a story.
Your relation of the events is different from mine.
A set of ordered tuples.
Specifically, a set of ordered pairs.
Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not.
A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key.
A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
The act of intercourse
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
reference, aspect, connection, narration, proportion, bearing, affinity, homogeneity, association, relevancy, pertinency, fitness, harmony, ratio, relative, agreement, kinsman, kindred, appurtenancy
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How to use relation in a sentence?
We don't want to interfere with ongoing investigations and the way it's phrased could be misconstrued ... We don't have any direct evidence that financial institutions have done necessarily anything wrong or failed to do anything in relation to these things.
The government of Cuba is fully willing to continue advancing in the construction of a kind of relation with the United States that is different from the one that has existed throughout its prior history, that is based on mutual respect for sovereignty and independence.
Snow making will have no relation to Beijing's water.
The Overseas Investment Office is aware that allegations have been made in relation to Matt Lauer and that he is no longer working for NBC News in the USA, we are discussing this with his representative and are seeking further information.
If people have caused damage to Commonwealth property, they will be investigated and prosecuted in relation to those matters.
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- příbuzný, relace, vztahCzech
- slægtning, familiemedlemDanish
- Angehöriger, Verwandter, Familienangehörige, Angehörige, Relation, Familienmitglied, Verwandtschaft, Beziehung, Verwandte, FamilienangehörigerGerman
- relaciones sexuales, relaciónSpanish
- sukulainen, relaatio, kertomus, suhde, omainenFinnish
- parent, parentèle, relation, parente, parentaille, parentageFrench
- viszony, rokon, relációHungarian
- parentulo, parentino, parentoIdo
- parente, relazioneItalian
- 関係, 関連Japanese
- familiemedlem, relasjon, slektningNorwegian
- relasjon, slektning, familiemedlemNorwegian Nynorsk
- relação, parentePortuguese
- relatare, legătură, povestire, narare, relațieRomanian
- родственница, рассказ, родственник, отношение, связь, изложение, зависимость, повествование, сообщениеRussian
- odnos, relacija, sorodnikSlovene
- samband, relation, anhörig, släkting, familjemedlemSwedish
- సంబంధము, బంధువుTelugu
- quan hệVietnamese
- röletanef, jiröletan, hiröletan, röletanVolapük
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