ETYM French relation, Latin relatio. Related to Relate.
1. An act of narration; SYN. telling, recounting.
2. An abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together.
3. (Usually plural) Mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups.
1. A person related by blood or marriage; SYN. relation.
2. An animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus); SYN. congener, congenator.