Meaning of RELATION in English

n.1 a what one person or thing has to do with another. b the way in which one person stands or is related to another. c the existence or effect of a connection, correspondence, contrast, or feeling prevailing between persons or things, esp. when qualified in some way (bears no relation to the facts; enjoyed good relations for many years).

2 a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.

3 (in pl.) a (foll. by with) dealings (with others). b sexual intercourse.


5 a narration (his relation of the events). b a narrative.

6 Law the laying of information.

Phrases and idioms:

in relation to as regards.

Etymology: ME f. OF relation or L relatio (as RELATE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.