Meaning of RELATIONAL in English


I. -shən ə l, -shnəl adjective

1. : of or relating to kinship

relational duties

2. : characterized by or constituted by relations

relational nature of space

the form of propositions we classify as relational is expressed as a function of two or more arguments — Alice Ambrose & Morris Lazerowitz

relational anatomy

relational plant morphology

3. : having the function chiefly of indicating a relation of syntax

relational words

— distinguished from notional

II. adjective

: relating to, using, or being a method of organizing data in a database so that it is perceived by the user as a set of tables

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.