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Definition of Relation

Relation

  1. The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.
  2. The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.
  3. Reference; respect; regard.
  4. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.
  5. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.
  6. The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.
  7. The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun.

Relation Quotations

Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The Puritans' sense of priorities in life was one of their greatest strengths. Putting God first and valuing everything else in relation to God was a recurrent Puritan theme.
Leland Ryken

A person is not merely a single subject distinguished from all the others. It is especially a being to which is attributed a relative autonomy in relation to the environment with which it is most immediately in contact.
Emile Durkheim

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
Albert Schweitzer

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Oscar Wilde
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Relation Translations

relation in Afrikaans is verband, opsig
relation in Danish is forhold
relation in Dutch is betrekking, omgang, verband
relation in French is relation
relation in German is Beziehung
relation in Italian is riferimento, rapporto