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noun [countable] relationship pronunciation in British English /rɪˈleɪʃ(ə)nʃɪp/
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singularrelationship
pluralrelationships
 
  1. 1
    the way in which two or more people or things are connected with or involve each other
    between: There is a close relationship between poverty and crime.
  2. 2
    the way in which two or more people or groups behave towards and are involved with each other
    the doctor-patient relationship
    relationship between: The relationships between players from the two teams were pretty friendly.
    relationship with: What was your relationship with your mother like?
    1. a.
      a sexual or romantic relationship, especially one that continues for a long time
      Jack’s job put a lot of strain on their relationship.
      be in/have a relationship: I was already in a relationship when I met Ben.
 

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