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Notebook, 1993-

DIMENSIONS: EVALUATION / Perspective

Relationship

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To carry back . . . . Act of telling or recounting: Account . . . . Connecting, Binding . . . . An aspect or quality [as resemblance] that connects two or more things or parts as being or belonging or working together or as being of the same kind . . . . Connection by consanguinity or affinity: Kinship . . . . The attitude or stance which two or more persons or groups assume toward one another . . . . The state of being mutually or reciprocally interested . . . . Dealings, Affairs . . . . State of affiars


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Relation n [ME relacioun, fr. MF relation, fr. L relation-, relatio, fr. referré [pp. relatus] to carry back] [14c] 1. the act of telling or recounting: Account 2: an aspect or quality [as resemblance] that connects two or more things or parts as being or belonging or working together or as being of the same kind [the __ of time and space]; specif: a property [as one expressed by is equal to, is less than, oris the brother of ] that holds between an ordered pair of objects 3: the referring by a legal fiction of an act to a prior date as the time of its taking effect 4a [1]: a person connected by consanguinity or affinity: Relative [2]: a person legally entitled to a share of the property of an intestate b: relationship by consanguinity or affinity: Kinship 5: Reference, Respect [in _ to] 6: the attitude or stance which two or more persons or groups assume toward one another [race _s] 7a: the state of being mutually or reciprocally interested [as in social or commercial matters] bpl [1]: Dealings, Affairs [foreign __s] [2]: Intercourse [3]: Sexual Intercourse

Relational 1: of or relating to kinship 2: characterized or constituted by relations 3: having the function chiefly of indicating a relation of syntax [has is notional in he has luck, __ in he has gone ] 4: relating to, using, or being a method of organizing data in a database so that it is perceived by the user as a set of tables

Relationship n [ca. 1744] 1: the state of being related or interrelated [studied the __ between the variables] 2: the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship; as a: Kinship b: a specific instance or type of kinship 3a: a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings [had a good __ with his family ] b: a romantic or passionate attachment

1 Relative n [14c] 1: a word referring grammatically to an antecedent 2: a thing having a relation to or connection with or necessary dependence on another thing 3a: a person connected with another by blood or affinity b: an animal or plant related to another by common descent 4: a relative term

2 Relative adj [15c] 1: introducing a subordinate clause qualifying an expressed or implied antecedent [__ pronoun]; also: introduced by such a connective [__ clause] 2: Relevant, Pertinent [matters __ to world peace] 3: not absolute or independent: Comparative [the __ isolation of life in the county] 4: having the same key signature __used of major and minor keys and scales 5: expressed as the ratio of the specified quantity [as an error in measuring] to the total magnitude [as the value of a measured quantity] or to the mean of all the quantities involved

Relataivism n [1865] 1a: a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing b: a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them 2: Relativity

Relativity n. [ca. 1834] 1a: the quality or state of being relative b: something that is relative 2: the state of being dependent for existence on or determined in nature, value, or quality by relation to someting else 3a: a theory which is based on the two postulates [1] that the speed of light in a vac um is constant and independent of the source or observer and [2] that the mathematical forms of the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems and which leads to the assertion of the equivalence of mass and energy and of change in mass, dim ensin, and time with inxcreased velocity --called also special relativity, special theory of relativity b: an extension of the theory to include gravitation and related acceleration phenomena --called also general relativity, general theory of relativity 4: Relativism 1b [A view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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