Meaning of RELATIONSHIP in English
/ rɪˈleɪʃnʃɪp; NAmE / noun
[ C ] relationship (between A and B) | relationship (with sb) the way in which two people, groups or countries behave towards each other or deal with each other :
The relationship between the police and the local community has improved.
She has a very close relationship with her sister.
I have established a good working relationship with my boss.
a master-servant relationship
—see also love-hate relationship
[ C ] relationship (between A and B) | relationship (with sb) a loving and/or sexual friendship between two people :
Their affair did not develop into a lasting relationship.
She's had a series of miserable relationships.
Are you in a relationship ?
[ C , U ] relationship (between A and B) | relationship (to sth) the way in which two or more things are connected :
the relationship between mental and physical health
This comment bore no relationship to the subject of our conversation.
People alter their voices in relationship to background noise.
[ C , U ] relationship (between A and B) the way in which a person is related to sb else in a family :
a father-son relationship
I'm not sure of the exact relationship between them—I think they're cousins.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005