the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.
"the study will assess the relationship between unemployment and political attitudes"
the state of being connected by blood or marriage.
"they can trace their relationship to a common ancestor"
the way in which two or more people or groups regard and behave towards each other.
"the landlord–tenant relationship"
an emotional and sexual association between two people.
"she has a daughter from a previous relationship"