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English noun: relationship

1. relationship 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)

SamplesThe relationship between mothers and their children.

Synonymshuman relationship

Broader (hypernym)relation

Narrower (hyponym)partnership, personal relation, personal relationship

2. relationship (state) a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)

SamplesHe didn't want his wife to know of the relationship.

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)anaclisis, love affair, romance, sexual relationship

3. relationship (state) a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)account, acquaintance, acquaintanceship, affiliation, assimilation, association, business relationship, friendly relationship, friendship, membership, subjection, subjugation, tie, tie-up

4. relationship (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

Synonymsfamily relationship, kinship

Broader (hypernym)relation

Narrower (hyponym)affinity, affinity, birth, blood kinship, brotherhood, cognation, consanguinity, descent, fatherhood, filiation, line of descent, lineage, marital bed, marital relationship, maternity, motherhood, parentage, paternity, phylogenetic relation, sisterhood, sistership

Domain categoryanthropology

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