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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 from WordNet

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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