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relational

[ri-ley-shuh-nl] /rɪˈleɪ ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to relations.
2.
indicating or specifying some relation.
3.
Grammar. serving to indicate relations between various elements in a sentence, as prepositions, conjunctions, etc.
Compare notional (def 6).
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; relation + -al1
Related forms
nonrelational, adjective
unrelational, adjective
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Examples from the web for relational
  • Some didn't have the relational skills necessary for this challenging task or the stomach for it.
  • Please do not compound the problem of these two relational existence to let the remains of complexity and confusion be checked.
  • Or that they lack the relational or negotiating skills to get the kind of relationship and balance that they prefer.
  • One also forgets the importance of relational communication and task communication, and that a balance must exist between the two.
  • To make systems biology really useful to biology, it has to transcend beyond the current static simple relational approach.
  • In this case, there will be a pressure to evolve larger brains to cope with the larger relational network.
  • Some psychiatrists want to start treating relational disorders.
  • There are a number of relational operations in addition to join.
British Dictionary definitions for relational

relational

/rɪˈleɪʃənəl/
adjective
1.
(grammar) indicating or expressing syntactic relation, as for example the case endings in Latin
2.
having relation or being related
3.
(computing) based on data stored in a tabular form: a relational database
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Word Origin and History for relational
adj.

1660s, from relation + -al (1).

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