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    relation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word relation

    Definition
    (noun) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) a person related by blood or marriage
    Synonyms : relative
    Example Sentence
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
    Definition
    (noun) an act of narration
    Synonyms : recounting , telling
    Example Sentence
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
    Definition
    (noun) (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time
    Synonyms : relation back
    Example Sentence
    • his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed
    Definition
    (noun) (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
    Example Sentence
    • international relations
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