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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

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.
Mark Twain

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
Henry David Thoreau

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Ernest Hemingway
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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

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