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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

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

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Louis Aragon

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
Nikola Tesla

The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization.
Ken Blanchard
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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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