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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman relacioun, from Old French relacion (cognate to French relation), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] relationem, accusative of relatio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle relatus (related), from verb referre (to refer, to relate), from prefix re- (again) + to bear, to carry

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Noun

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relation

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relation ({{{1}}})
  1. The manner in which two things may be associated.
    The relation between diet and health is complex.
  2. A member of one's family.
    Yes, he's a relation of mine, but a only distant one.
  3. The act of relating a story.
    Your relation of the events is different from mine.
  4. (set theory) A set of ordered tuples.
    Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not.
  5. (databases) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
    This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key.
  6. (mathematics) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] relatio.

Pronunciation

Noun

relation f. (plural relations)

  1. relation

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

relation c.

Inflection for relation Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
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Genitive
  1. relation; how two things may be associated
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) relation; set of ordered tuples
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) relation; retrievable by a database

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