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I am a profound pessimist both about life and about human relations and about politics and ecology. Humans are inadequate and stupid creatures who sooner or later make a mess, and those who are trying to do good do a lot more damage than those who are muddling along.
A. S. Byatt

Meaning of "relations" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RELATIONS

relations  [rɪˈleɪʃənz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RELATIONS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Relations is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RELATIONS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of relations in the English dictionary

The first definition of relations in the dictionary is social, political, or personal connections or dealings between or among individuals, groups, nations, etc. Other definition of relations is family or relatives. Relations is also sexual intercourse.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RELATIONS


Appalachians
ˌæpəˈleɪʃənz
combinations
ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃənz
communications
kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃənz
community-relations
kəˌmjuːnɪtɪrɪˈleɪʃənz
congratulations
kənˌɡrætjʊˈleɪʃənz
crenellations
ˌkrɛnɪˈleɪʃənz
deliberations
dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃənz
foundations
faʊnˈdeɪʃənz
Galatians
ɡəˈleɪʃənz
illuminations
ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃənz
Lamentations
ˌlæmɛnˈteɪʃənz
limitations
ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃənz
preparations
ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃənz
ramifications
ˌræmɪfɪˈkeɪʃənz
reparations
ˌrɛpəˈreɪʃənz
representations
ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃənz
Revelations
ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃənz
solicitations
səˌlɪsɪˈteɪʃənz
telecommunications
ˌtɛlɪkəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃənz
vibrations
vaɪˈbreɪʃənz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RELATIONS

relation
relational
relationally
relationism
relationist
relationless
relationship
relationship marketing
relatival
relative
relative aperture
relative atomic mass
relative biological effectiveness
relative clause
relative conjunction
relative density
relative frequency
relative humidity
relative major
relative major key

WORDS THAT END LIKE RELATIONS

accommodations
affections
alterations
community relations
conditions
connections
directions
frequently asked questions
go through the motions
instructions
intentions
international relations
law of nations
millions
National Insurance contributions
notions
proportions
public relations
reflections
transactions
United Nations

Synonyms and antonyms of relations in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RELATIONS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «relations» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of relations

Translation of «relations» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RELATIONS

Find out the translation of relations to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of relations from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «relations» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

关系
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

relaciones
570 millions of speakers

English

relations
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संबंधों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العلاقات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отношения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

relações
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সম্পর্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rapports
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hubungan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verhältnis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

関係
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

관계
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hubungan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quan hệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறவுகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संबंध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ilişkiler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

relazioni
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Stosunki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відносини
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Relațiile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχέσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verhoudings
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förbindelser
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

relasjoner
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of relations

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RELATIONS»

The term «relations» is very widely used and occupies the 2.451 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RELATIONS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «relations» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «relations» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about relations

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10 QUOTES WITH «RELATIONS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word relations.
1
Franklin Pierce Adams
We have nothing in our history or position to invite aggression; we have everything to beckon us to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity with all nations.
2
Shohreh Aghdashloo
I studied international relations in England, and I wanted to pursue higher education and be able to analyze what was going on in Iran politically, not only in Iran, but in the Middle East.
3
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage.
4
John Breaux
It's proper and appropriate to remind the Chinese about what they get out of solid relations with the United States.
5
Heather Brooke
Public relations is at best promotion or manipulation, at worst evasion and outright deception. What it is never about is a free flow of information.
6
Bernhard von Bulow
This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part.
7
Judith Butler
Obama's failure to close Guantanamo is yet another instance where the rhetoric of democratic and constitutional rights proved not useful for his international relations, relations which are always pursued in ways that continue to link and fortify securitarian power with the opening of new markets.
8
Earl Butz
I understood public relations and always maintained a high profile.
9
A. S. Byatt
I am a profound pessimist both about life and about human relations and about politics and ecology. Humans are inadequate and stupid creatures who sooner or later make a mess, and those who are trying to do good do a lot more damage than those who are muddling along.
10
Donald Cargill
Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RELATIONS»

Discover the use of relations in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to relations and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice
This revised edition of Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice follows the approach established successfully in preceding volumes edited by Paul Edwards.
Trevor Colling, Mike Terry, 2010
2
Language and Social Relations
Provides a way of accounting for the relationship between language and a variety of social phenomena.
Asif Agha, 2007
3
Consent to Sexual Relations
An important discussion of philosophical issues surrounding consent to sexual relations.
Alan Wertheimer, 2003
4
Political Theory and International Relations
In this revised edition of his 1979 classic Political Theory and International Relations, Charles Beitz rejects two highly influential conceptions of international theory as empirically inaccurate and theoretically misleading.
Charles R. Beitz, 1979
5
Rethinking Industrial Relations: Mobilization, Collectivism ...
Presenting a wide-ranging and radical critique of the prevailing orthodoxies within industrial relations and human-resource management, this book contains a detailed examination of the evolution of industrial relations, arguing that the ...
John E. Kelly, 1998
6
Corporate Community Relations: The Principle of the Neighbor ...
This volume aims to show companies how to design strategies that position them as neighbours of choice in the communities in which they operate.
Edmund M. Burke, 1999
7
Becoming a Public Relations Writer: A Writing Workbook for ...
Using straightforward, no-nonsense language, realistic examples, easy-to-follow steps and practical exercises, this text introduces the various formats and styles of writing you will encounter as a public relations practitioner.
Ronald D. Smith, 2012
8
Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns: A ...
Practical and easy to read, the book takes the form of a step-by-step guide, covering many vital areas including: the public relations function; starting the planning process; research and analysis; setting objectives; strategy and tactics; ...
Anne Gregory, 2010
9
Intergroup Relations: Essential Readings
First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Michael A. Hogg, Dominic Abrams, 2001
10
An Introduction to International Relations
Now in full-colour and accompanied by a password-protected companion website featuring additional chapters and case studies, this is the indispensable guide to the study of international relations.
Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke, Jim George, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RELATIONS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term relations is used in the context of the following news items.
1
John F. Kerry discusses the Iran nuclear deal.
HAASS: Well, good morning, and welcome to this special meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations. I'm Richard Haass, CFR's president. And I want to make ... «Council on Foreign Relations, Jul 15»
2
Cuban flag flies in Washington as relations restored
Cuba and the US have formally restored diplomatic relations after an agreement struck last year putting aside decades of hostility came into force. Just after ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
President Obama announced on July 1, 2015, the historic decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States of America, effective ... «US Department of State, Jul 15»
4
For Cuba's Entrepreneurs, Normal Relations With U.S. Only A First …
For most people on the island, the news Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will resume full diplomatic relations — and will reopen their embassies ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
5
US, Cuba Reach Agreement to Establish Full Diplomatic Relations
WASHINGTON—The U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a senior ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
6
US-Cuba deal to restore diplomatic relations expected in early July
The Obama administration is expected to announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
7
Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan reassures U.S. on relations ahead of vote
But the prospect of a Tsai win in January's general elections is being watched warily in Washington given the party's sometimes rocky relations with Beijing. «Washington Times, Jun 15»
8
US removes Cuba from terror blacklist in key step to restoring …
... state sponsors of terrorism, a move that Cuba has said would be crucial in restoring diplomatic ties between the two countries after 54 years of frozen relations. «The Independent, May 15»
9
OSSTF Teacher Strikes Illegal: Ontario Labour Relations Board
On Tuesday, the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a two-week moratorium on the strikes, which have been ongoing for three to five weeks depending on ... «Am980 London News, May 15»
10
Progress but no agreement in US-Cuba talks on diplomatic relations
Negotiators for Cuba and the United States said Friday after two days of talks that they have not settled on arrangements to reestablish diplomatic relations, ... «Washington Post, May 15»

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