Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun relation

6 senses of relation

Sense 1
relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)
       => abstraction, abstract entity -- (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)

Sense 2
sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledge -- (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)
       => sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")

Sense 3
relative, relation -- (a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 4
relation, telling, recounting -- (an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable")
       => narration, recital, yarn -- (the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant")

Sense 5
relation back, relation -- ((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")
       => legal principle, judicial principle, judicial doctrine -- ((law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence)

Sense 6
relation -- ((usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations")
       => dealings, traffic -- (social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with'))

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