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relationship Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
    human relationship.
    • the relationship between mothers and their children
  2. noun a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
    • he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship
  3. noun a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
  4. noun (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
    family relationship; kinship.

Re*la"tion*ship noun
  1. The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance. Mason.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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