|1.||the state or condition of being related or the manner in which things are related|
|2.||connection by blood or marriage; kinship|
|3.||a person who is connected by blood or marriage; relative; kinsman|
|4.||reference or regard (esp in the phrase inorwith relation to)|
|5.||the position, association, connection, or status of one person or thing with regard to another or others|
|6.||the act of relating or narrating|
|7.||an account or narrative|
|8.||law the principle by which an act done at one time is regarded in law as having been done antecedently|
|9.||law the statement of grounds of complaint made by a relator|
|a. an association between ordered pairs of objects, numbers, etc, such as … is greater than …|
|b. the set of ordered pairs whose members have such an association|
|a. internal relation a relation that necessarily holds between its relata, as 4 is greater than 2|
|b. external relation a relation that does not so hold|
|[C14: from Latin relātiō a narration, a relation (between philosophical concepts)]|
relation re·la·tion (rĭ-lā'shən)
A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection.
The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
The positional relationship of the teeth or other structures in the mouth.
see poor relation; relative (in relation) to.