relation has definitions from the fields of biology,sexuality,law
[ noun ] an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

This prohibition on love has an especially poignant relation to art ; it is particularly the artist ( Tonio_Kro^ger , Aschenbach , Leverku^hn ) who suffers from it .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

The mean temperature of the surface was then computed according to the following relation : **f where x is the fraction of the plug area covered by the hot spot .

Assuming thermal equilibrium between the anode surface and the transpiring argon , the gas enthalpy rise through the anode was calculated according_to the relation **f whereby the specific_heat of argon was taken as **f .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

The relation between osmotic_pressure and the Gibbs function may also be developed in an analogous way .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

The experimental second_moment **f conforms_to the relation **f in_agreement with theory .

[ noun ] (biology,sexuality) 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

Used in print

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

This woman repeatedly complained she was `` too tired '' for marital relations .

Finally , he was cooking , washing dishes , bathing the children , and even ironing - and still his wife refused to have relations as often as he desired them .

[ noun ] an act of narration


recounting telling


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

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[ noun ] a person related by blood or marriage




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

[ 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 ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"

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legal_principle law

[ noun ] (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups


: "international relations"

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dealings plural