Definition of Relationship

1. Noun. A relation between people; ('relationship' is often used where 'relation' would serve, as in 'the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of 'relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness). "The relationship between mothers and their children"

Exact synonyms: Human Relationship
Generic synonyms: Relation
Specialized synonyms: Partnership, Personal Relation, Personal Relationship
Derivative terms: Relation, Relation

2. Noun. A state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection). "He didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Anaclisis, Love Affair, Romance, Sexual Relationship
Derivative terms: Relation, Relation

3. Noun. A state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.

4. Noun. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption.

Definition of Relationship

1. n. The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance.

Definition of Relationship

1. Noun. Connection or association; the condition of being related. ¹

2. Noun. Kinship; being related by blood or marriage. ¹

3. Noun. A romantic or sexual involvement. ¹

4. Noun. (music) The level or degree of affinity between keys, chords and tones. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relationship

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Relationship

1. The state of being related, associated, or connected. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relationship

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relationalities
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relationism
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relative-in-law
relative-pronoun
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relative adjective
relative adjectives
relative afferent pupillary defect

Literary usage of Relationship

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"It appears that the prosecutrix and counsel for the state were also unaware of the relationship until after verdict; and the affidavit of the Juror himself, ..."

2. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"Existing social conditions may throw light on the terms of relationship, but to infer, vice versa, the earlier existence of certain social conditions from ..."

3. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"The relationship of Composition to Bread-Making Value. FT SHUTT. Domin- m* Experimental Farms, Bull. 57, 37-51.—The following quotations are made from the ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1895)
"IN studying the heat of vaporization or latent heat of various gases it soon became apparent that this constant bore an interesting relationship to their ..."

5. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1901)
"Now it is most interesting to note that Dr. Tylor, by his method of adhesions, has found the two institutions, exogamy and classificatory relationship, ..."

6. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1891)
"Now it is most interesting to note that Dr. Tylor, by his method of adhesions, has found the two institutions, exogamy and classificatory relationship, ..."

7. College Achievement and Vocational Efficiency by Bessie Lee Gambrill (1922)
"Indeed, the measurement of the relationship in question is the one scientific ... For example, the establishing of a positive relationship will not prove, ..."

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