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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or arising from kinship.
  • adjective Indicating or constituting relation.
  • adjective 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having relation or kindred; related.
  • adjective Indicating or specifying some relation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to relations.
  • adjective 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a relation or being related

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