Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of relation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mutual dealings or connections or communications among persons or groups

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Examples

  • He defines it as "_the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations_."

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • As, in all cases, we may consider the external phenomena as simply in relation, and the internal phenomena also as simply in relation, the broadest and most complete definition of life will be: -- _the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations_.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 14 — Philosophy and Economics

  • The relations of the Queen and the King, therefore, to the God-knows-what degree, are to come in shoals and rule the land, when _your relations_ are to be _forbidden_ the country, and that when, as you know, the whole of your relations have ever been very dutiful and kind to the King.

    The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861

  • "France realizes that Russia is at times difficult - even troublesome - but remains a critical partner in terms of bi-lateral relations, energy policy, E. U.-relations, as a member of the G-20, and as part of an extended Europe-Atlantic security alliance," says Thomas

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  • Putin.) "France realizes that Russia is at times difficult - even troublesome - but remains a critical partner in terms of bi-lateral relations, energy policy, E. U.-relations, as a member of the G-20, and as part of an extended

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  • For the typical marketer, public relations is code for unpaid media coverage and all the influence that brings.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Perhaps because the company wasn't big; or perhaps because human relations is a word we didn't need 30 years ago.

    Growing Pains

  • Latin American relations which is an example to other regions in the world -- the solidarity and support of the Panamanian, Costa Rican and

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  • To the church I have many & insuperable objections. upon every religious system I deny the necessity of an etablished faith, & of a religious establishment. upon my own principles I doubt (to say the least) the system my friends destine me to support. & the hope of content in life would induce me to avoid a prospect which leads to starving in creditable celibacy upon 40 pounds a year. such are the reasons that militate against my taking orders. to this I am destined. but two years & a half must intervene before I could forfeit my integrity & self applause for so paltry an income — & two years of dependance to one who already feels & knows himself burthensome to his relations is a long & dreadful period — in no other profession is there a possibility of my engaging. one only way remains to rid myself of such a melancholy view — by procuring some certainty in London which may afford a plausible cause for my residence there & enable me by my own efforts to exist in expectation of future affluence.

    Letter 91

  • Haavelmo showed how methodology of mathematical statistics could be applied to draw stringent conclusions about complex economic relations from a random sample of empirical observations.

    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1969-2006

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