from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or arising from kinship.
- adj. Indicating or constituting relation.
- adj. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a word or particle, such as a conjunction or preposition, that expresses a syntactic relation between elements in a phrase or sentence.
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- adj. Relating to relations.
- adj. A database technology using tables and the principles set forth by Dr. Edgar F. Codd. (Contrary to popular notion, "relation" in this context refers to tables, and not linkages.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having relation or kindred; related.
- adj. Indicating or specifying some relation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having relation or kindred.
- Indicating or specifying some relation: used in contradistinction to notional: as, a relational part of speech. Pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions are relational parts of speech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a relation or being related
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In his effort to synthesize and integrate diverse object relations theories and differentiate them from classical Freudian theory, Mitchell uses the term relational matrix to refer to the self, the object, and transactional patterns.
We need to be able to bring our feelings of anxiety and existential vulnerability into dialogue with our fellow sufferers, so that these painful feelings can be held and better borne within relationships -- what I call a relational home -- rather than being evaded by means of the grandiose, destructive resurrective ideologies that have been so characteristic of human history.
Teller (1989) has introduced the related idea of what he calls relational holism.
This kind of schedule especially affects what he called relational memories, which involve the ability to understand how one thing is related to another.
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These latter forms are termed relational aggression because of the way interpersonal relationships, most often among girls, are manipulated to settle grudges.
Goldberg, now an assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling at Mississippi State University, interviewed 202 female undergraduates on what is called "relational aggression."
Novalis "holds the self, conceived as an autonomous entity, to be relatively unreal," with the self functioning as "dialectical oscillation rather than discrete entity" (McCort 167), where the poet's view of self exists in relational rather than essential terms:
Girls therefore also remembered these events more in relational terms of their links with other people, their children, their parents, their lovers, and their friends, rather than in the political terms of resistance and heroic narrative.
The other side of the coin the relational side, he rather revealing points out fell out of favour in medieval timesbut see below because it was too ‘emotional’ because it considered issues like “love, passion and sacrifice”.