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Definition: 1. the state of being connected or related. 2. association by blood or marriage; kinship. 3. the mutual dealings, connections, or feelings that exist between two parties, countries, people, etc.: a business relationship. 4. an emotional or sexual affair or liaison. 5. Logic, maths another name for relation (10).
Source: Collins English Dictionary. London: Collins, 2000. Credo Reference. Web. 03 September 2012.