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relation

re·la·tion

relation

 
 
pronunciation:
rih leI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (plural) the relationship or interaction between people, groups, or nations.
The two countries had friendly relations.
synonyms:
relationship, tie
definition 2: connection.
Is there a relation between candy and tooth decay?
synonyms:
respect
similar words:
bearing
definition 3: a person who belongs to the same family; relative.
Some of her relations are coming for a visit.
synonyms:
relative
Word Parts
The word relation contains the following part:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic