re|la|tion|shipW1S1 [rıˈleıʃənʃıp] n1.)the way in which two people or two groups feel about each other and behave towards each otherrelationship with▪ I have quite a good relationship with my parents.▪ She has a close relationship with her daughter.relationship between▪ the special relationship between Britain and the USpersonal/family/social etc relationships▪ a study of doctor-patient relationships▪ They've established a better working relationship .▪ I had a sort of love-hate relationship with my brother (=we loved and hated each other at the same time) .2.) [U and C]the way in which two or more things are connected and affect each otherrelationship between▪ the relationship between poor housing and health problemsrelationship to▪ He's studying politics and its relationship to the media.▪ The lessons bear little relationship (=they are not connected) to the children's actual needs.3.)a situation in which two people spend time together or live together, and have romantic or sexual feelings for each other▪ He's never had a sexual relationship before.relationship with▪ She doesn't really want a relationship with me.in a relationship▪ Are you in a relationship right now?4.) [U]the way in which you are related to someone in your familyrelationship to▪ 'What's your relationship to Sue?' 'She's my cousin.'
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