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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·la·tion /rɪˈleʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·la·tion /rɪˈleʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·la·tion n.
 1. The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.
    ░░░░░░oet's relation doth well figure them.   --Bacon.
 2. The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.
    Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things, or any comparison which is made by the mind, is a relation.   --I. Taylor.
 3. Reference; respect; regard.
    I have been importuned to make some observations on this art in relation to its agreement with poetry.   --Dryden.
 4. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.
 Relations dear, and all the charities
 Of father, son, and brother, first were known.   --Milton.
 5. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.
    For me . . . my relation does not care a rush.   --Ld. Lytton.
 6. Law (a) The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation. (b) The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun.
 Syn: -- Recital; rehearsal; narration; account; narrative; tale; detail; description; kindred; kinship; consanguinity; affinity; kinsman; kinswoman.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two
           entities or parts together
      2: the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the
         man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and
         excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur [syn: sexual
         intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus,
          coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual
         relation, carnal knowledge]
      3: a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching
         for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations
         back in New Jersey" [syn: relative]
      4: an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own
         relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident
         eventually became unbearable" [syn: telling, recounting]
      5: (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is
         deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his
         attorney argued for the relation back of the ammended
         complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
         [syn: relation back]
      6: (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among
         persons or groups; "international relations"