Definitions for relation

Definitions for (noun) relation

Main entry: relation

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Main entry: relation

Definition: (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups

Usage: international relations

Main entry: intercourse, congress, copulation, coition, coitus, carnal knowledge, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, relation

Definition: 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

Main entry: relation, relation back

Definition: (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time

Usage: his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed

Main entry: telling, recounting, relation

Definition: an act of narration

Usage: he was the hero according to his own relation; his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable

Main entry: relation, relative

Definition: a person related by blood or marriage

Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey

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