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1. relation

noun. ['riːˈleɪʃən'] an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together.

Synonyms

  • affinity
  • relationship
  • control
  • unconnectedness
  • kinship
  • connection
  • portion
  • family relationship
  • temporal relation
  • part
  • reciprocality
  • spatial relation
  • connexion
  • component part
  • change
  • abstract entity
  • position
  • causality
  • connectedness
  • possession
  • interrelatedness
  • component
  • association
  • interrelationship
  • magnitude relation
  • function
  • oppositeness
  • opposition
  • human relationship
  • social relation
  • ownership
  • constituent
  • business relation
  • reciprocity
  • foundation
  • logical relation
  • abstraction
  • comparison
  • linguistic relation
  • interrelation
  • mathematical relation

Antonyms

  • connectedness
  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • relacioun (Anglo-Norman)
  • relacion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Relation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word relation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Another important factor is the size of the pool in relation to the rest of the yard.

Quotes containing the word relation


1. 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

2. Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

3. The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- D. H. Lawrence

2. relation

noun. ['riːˈleɪʃən'] 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.

Synonyms

  • screwing
  • sex activity
  • unlawful carnal knowledge
  • criminal congress
  • coitus
  • insemination
  • intercourse
  • sex act
  • sexual practice
  • ass
  • penetration
  • coition
  • screw
  • fuck
  • sexual activity
  • shag
  • congress
  • hank panky
  • copulation
  • piece of tail
  • defloration
  • shtup
  • carnal knowledge
  • nooky
  • fucking
  • nookie
  • piece of ass
  • sexual congress
  • sexual relation
  • roll in the hay
  • sexual intercourse

Antonyms

  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor
  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • relacioun (Anglo-Norman)
  • relacion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. relation

noun. ['riːˈleɪʃən'] a person related by blood or marriage.

Synonyms

  • soul
  • offspring
  • matrisib
  • kin group
  • enate
  • kinsman
  • second cousin
  • partner
  • patrilineal sib
  • spouse
  • kissing kin
  • mate
  • kindred
  • relative-in-law
  • ancestor
  • sib
  • cousin-german
  • full cousin
  • descendent
  • kin
  • tribe
  • married person
  • relative
  • patrilineal kin
  • kinship group
  • matrilineal kin
  • next of kin
  • individual
  • root
  • issue
  • matrilineal sib
  • antecedent
  • sibling
  • mortal
  • patrisib
  • descendant
  • clan
  • family
  • blood relation
  • ascendent
  • progeny
  • first cousin
  • matrikin
  • in-law
  • person
  • cousin
  • better half
  • ascendant
  • kinswoman
  • agnate
  • kissing cousin
  • patrikin
  • kinsperson
  • cognate
  • blood relative
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • descendant
  • juvenile
  • fat person
  • pessimist

Etymology

  • relacioun (Anglo-Norman)
  • relacion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. relation

noun. ['riːˈleɪʃən'] (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time.

Synonyms

  • relation back
  • judicial doctrine
  • legal principle

Antonyms

  • bad guy
  • partisan
  • leader
  • member

Etymology

  • relacioun (Anglo-Norman)
  • relacion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. relation

noun. ['riːˈleɪʃən'] (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups.

Synonyms

  • dealings

Antonyms

  • adult
  • loser

Etymology

  • relacioun (Anglo-Norman)
  • relacion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. relation

noun. ['riːˈleɪʃən'] an act of narration.

Synonyms

  • narration
  • telling
  • recital
  • yarn

Antonyms

  • smoker
  • resident
  • creditor
  • female

Etymology

  • relacioun (Anglo-Norman)
  • relacion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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