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relation

  

      n  
1    the state or condition of being related or the manner in which things are related  
2    connection by blood or marriage; kinship  
3    a person who is connected by blood or marriage; relative; kinsman  
4    reference or regard (esp. in the phrase in or with relation to)  
5    the position, association, connection, or status of one person or thing with regard to another or others  
6    the act of relating or narrating  
7    an account or narrative  
8      (Law)   the principle by which an act done at one time is regarded in law as having been done antecedently  
9      (Law)   the statement of grounds of complaint made by a relator  
10      (Logic, maths)  
a    an association between ordered pairs of objects, numbers, etc., such as ... is greater than ...  
b    the set of ordered pairs whose members have such an association  
11      (Philosophy)  
a    internal relation   a relation that necessarily holds between its relata, as 4 is greater than 2  
b    external relation   a relation that does not so hold,   (See also)        relations  
     (C14: from Latin relatio a narration, a relation (between philosophical concepts))  


blood relation   , relative  
      n   a person related to another by birth, as distinct from one related by marriage  
cross relation  
      n      another term (esp. U.S.) for       false relation  
equivalence relation  
      n     (Logic, maths)   a relation that is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive: it imposes a partition on its domain of definition so that two elements belong to the same subset if and only if the relation holds between them  
false relation  
      n     (Music)   a harmonic clash that occurs when a note in one part sounds simultaneously with or immediately before or after its chromatically altered (sharpened or flattened) equivalent appearing in another part,   (Also called (esp. U.S.))    cross relation  
poor relation  
      n   a person or thing considered inferior to another or others  
plastic is a poor relation of real leather     
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relation

  
1    affiliation, affinity, consanguinity, kindred, kinship, propinquity, relationship  
2    kin, kinsman, kinswoman, relative  
3    application, bearing, bond, comparison, connection, correlation, interdependence, link, pertinence, reference, regard, similarity, tie-in  
4    account, description, narration, narrative, recital, recountal, report, story, tale  

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n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .

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