English - Etymology
From Anglo-Norman relacioun, from Old French relacion (cognate to French relation), from Latin relationem, accusative of relatio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle relatus (“related”), from verb referre (“to refer, to relate”), from prefix re- (“again”) + ferre (“to bear, to carry”)
English - Pronunciation
- enPR: rĭ-lā'shən, IPA(key): /rɪˈleɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
English - Noun
The manner in which two things may be associated.
1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
- Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
- 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
- A member of one's family.
- The act of relating a story.
(set theory) A set of ordered tuples.
- […] Signs are, first of all, physical things: for example, chalk marks on a blackboard, pencil or ink marks on paper, sound waves produced in a human throat. According to Reichenbach, "What makes them signs is the intermediary position they occupy between an object and a sign user, i.e., a person." For a sign to be a sign, or to function as such, it is necessary that the person take account of the object it designates. Thus, anything in nature may or may not be a sign, depending on a person's attitude toward it. A physical thing is a sign when it appears as a substitute for, or representation of, the object for which it stands with respect to the sign user. The three-place relation between sign, object, and sign user is called the sign relation or relation of denotation.
- (set theory) Specifically, a set of ordered pairs.
- (databases) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
- (mathematics) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
- (usually collocated: sexual relation) The act of intercourse.
- (way in which two things may be associated): connection, link, relationship
- (member of one's family): relative
- (act of relating a story): recounting, telling
- (mathematics: set of ordered tuples): correspondence
- See also Wikisaurus:relative
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Swedish - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /rɛlaˈɧuːn/