|n.||1.||The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; |
|2.||The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; |
|3.||Reference; respect; regard.|
|4.||Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; |
|5.||A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.|
|6.||(Law) The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.|
|Noun||1.||relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together|
|2.||relation - 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|
|3.||relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"|
|4.||relation - an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"|
|5.||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 ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"|
Synonyms: relation back
|6.||relation - (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"|
RELATION, civil law. The report which the judges made of the proceedings in
certain suits to the prince were so called.
2. These relations took place when the judge had no law to direct him, or when the laws were susceptible of difficulties; it was then referred to the prince, who was the author of the law, to give the interpretation. Those reports were made in writing and contained the pleadings of the parties, and all the proceedings, together with the judge's opinion, and prayed the emperor to order what should be done. The ordinance of the prince thus required was called a rescript. (q.v.) the use of these relations was abolished by Justinian, Nov. 125.
RELATION, contracts, construction. When an act is done at one time, and it operates upon the thing as if done at another time, it is said to do so by relation; as, if a man deliver a deed as an escrow, to be delivered by the party holding it, to the grantor, on the performance of some act, the delivery to the latter will have relation back to the first delivery. Termes de la Ley. Again, if a partner be adjudged a bankrupt, the partnership is dissolved, and such dissolution relates back to the time when the commission issued. 3 Kent, Com. 33. Vide 18 Vin. Ab. 285; 4 Com. Dig. 245; 5 Id. 339; Litt. S. C. 462-466; 2 John. 510; 4 John. 230; 15 John. 809; 2 Har. & John. 151, and the article Fiction.
|1.||(mathematics)||relation - A subset of the product of two sets, R : A
x B. If (a, b) is an element of R then we write a R b,
meaning a is related to b by R. A relation may be:
reflexive (a R a), symmetric (a R b => b R a),
transitive (a R b & b R c => a R c), antisymmetric (a R b
& b R a => a = b) or total (a R b or b R a).|
See equivalence relation, partial ordering, pre-order, total ordering.
|2.||(database)||relation - A table in a relational database.|