Synonyms of relation


1. relation, abstraction, abstract entity

usage: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

2. sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledge, sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity

usage: the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur

3. relative, relation, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

4. relation, telling, recounting, narration, recital, yarn

usage: an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"

5. relation back, relation, legal principle, judicial principle, judicial doctrine

usage: (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"

6. relation, dealings, traffic

usage: (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"

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Definition and meaning of relation (Dictionary)