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foreign relations

noun
1.
the dealings and relationships between nations.
2.
the field of foreign affairs:
an expert in foreign relations.
3.
the quality or character of foreign affairs as a consequence of foreign policy:
a deterioration in their foreign relations.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism
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  • Its leaders will find foreign relations easier to manage if they draw less on historic grievances.
  • The plot's variations can be so subtle that it can be worth looking back over the slow history of foreign relations in the region.
  • Strategic ambiguity is a key tool of foreign relations.

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