re·la·tion /rɪˈleʃən/ 名詞
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.
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"