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relation (n.)

14世纪末, “联系, 通信;” 也有“告诉的行为”, 来自英法 relacioun, 古法 relacion “报告, 联系” (14世纪), 来自拉丁文 relationem (名词 relatio) “带回, 恢复; 报告, 提议”, 来自 relatus (见 relate). 意为“有血缘或婚姻关系的人”, 最早见于16世纪. 单独的短语 no relation “不在同一个家庭” 在1930年得到证实.

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Definitions of relation

relation (n.)
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together;
relation (n.)
sexual activity between individuals, especially the insertion of a man's penis into a woman's vagina until orgasm and ejaculation occur;
Synonyms: sexual intercourse / intercourse / sex act / copulation / coitus / coition / sexual congress / sexual relation / carnal knowledge
relation (n.)
a person related by blood or marriage;
he has distant relations back in New Jersey
Synonyms: relative
relation (n.)
an act of narration;
he was the hero according to his own relation
Synonyms: telling / recounting
relation (n.)
(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 amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed
Synonyms: relation back
relation (n.)
(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups;
international relations
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