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relation/rɪˈleɪʃən/noun
pluralrelations
relation
/rɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
pluralrelations
Learner's definition of RELATION  
relations [plural] 
: the way in which two or more people, groups, countries, etc., talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other
— see also industrial relations
   b formal 
: the way in which two or more people or things are connected
[count]
[noncount]
: a person who is a member of your family
[count]
[noncount]

in relation to

formal
— used to talk about what something is like by comparing it to something else or by seeing how it is related to something else
: about (something or someone)
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