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Connection vs. Relation

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Connection

The act of connecting.
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Relation

A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection
The relation between smoking and heart disease.
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Connection

The state of being connected.
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Relation

The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
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Connection

One that connects; a link
Made a connection between the two pipes.
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Relation

A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
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Connection

An association or relationship
An obvious connection between the two crimes.
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Relation

The way in which one person or thing is connected with another
The relation of parent to child.
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Connection

The logical or intelligible ordering of words or ideas; coherence.
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Relation

The mutual dealings or connections of persons, groups, or nations in social, business, or diplomatic matters
International relations.
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Connection

Reference or relation to something else; context
In this connection, the agreement can be seen as a step toward peace.
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Relation

Sexual intercourse.
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Connection

A person, especially one of influence or importance, with whom one is associated, as by kinship or common interests
Used her connections to land a job.
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Relation

The act of telling or narrating.
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Connection

A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation
Missed my connection in Miami.
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Relation

A narrative; an account.
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Connection

A physical link, such as by wire or fiber-optic cable, between two or more points in a telecommunications system
Established a connection to the internet.
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Relation

(Mathematics) A correspondence between two sets, consisting of a set of ordered pairs, the first element of each of which is from the first set, and the second element of each of which is from the second set. If A = {1,2} and B = {3,4}, then {(1,3), (1,4)} is a relation from A to B.
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Connection

A means or channel of communication
Couldn't hear due to the bad phone connection.
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Relation

(Law) The principle by which an action done on a certain date is treated as having been done on an earlier date. Also called relation back.
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Connection

A drug dealer.
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Relation

The manner in which two things may be associated.
The relation between diet and health is complex.
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Connection

A purchase of illegal drugs.
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Relation

A member of one's extended family; a relative.
Yes, he's a relation of mine, but only a distant one.
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Connection

(uncountable) The act of connecting.
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Relation

The act of relating a story.
Your relation of the events is different from mine.
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Connection

The point at which two or more things are connected.
The connection between overeating and obesity
My headache has no connection with me going out last night.
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Relation

(set theory) A set of ordered tuples.
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Connection

A feeling of understanding and ease of communication between two or more people.
As we were the only people in the room to laugh at the joke, I felt a connection between us.
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Relation

(set theory) Specifically, a set of ordered pairs; a binary relation.
Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not.
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Connection

An established communications or transportation link.
Computers linked by a network connection
I was talking to him, but there was lightning and we lost the connection.
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Relation

(databases) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key.
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Connection

(transport) A transfer from one transportation vehicle to another in scheduled transportation service
The bus was late so he missed his connection at Penn Station and had to wait six hours for the next train.
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Relation

(mathematics) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
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Connection

A kinship relationship between people.
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Relation

(category theory) A subobject of a product of objects.
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Connection

An individual who is related to oneself, through either family or business.
I have some connections in Lancashire.
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Relation

(usually collocated: sexual relation) The act of intercourse.
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Connection

(mathematics) A set of sets that contains the empty set, all one-element sets for any element that is included in any of the sets, and the union of any group of sets that are elements where the intersections of those sets is non-empty.
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Relation

The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.
Oet's relation doth well figure them.
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Connection

Coherence; lack of disjointedness
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Relation

The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.
Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things, or any comparison which is made by the mind, is a relation.
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Connection

The description for a Methodist denomination as a whole, as opposed to its constituent churches, circuits, districts and conferences.
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Relation

Reference; respect; regard.
I have been importuned to make some observations on this art in relation to its agreement with poetry.
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Connection

Sexual intercourse
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Relation

Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.
Relations dear, and all the charitiesOf father, son, and brother, first were known.
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Connection

(slang) A drug dealer.
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Relation

A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.
For me . . . my relation does not care a rush.
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Connection

The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; the act or process of bringing two things into contact; junction; union; as, the connection between church and state is inescapable; the connection of pipes of different diameters requires an adapter.
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Relation

The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.
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Connection

That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.
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Relation

An abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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Connection

Any relationship between things or events; association; alliance; as, a causal connection between interest rates and stock prices.
He [Algazel] denied the possibility of a known connection between cause and effect.
The eternal and inseparable connection between virtue and happiness.
Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things.
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Relation

The act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
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Connection

A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; - used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.
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Relation

A person related by blood or marriage;
Police are searching for relatives of the deceased
He has distant relations back in New Jersey
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Connection

The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection.
Men elevated by powerful connection.
At the head of a strong parliamentary connection.
Whose names, forces, connections, and characters were perfectly known to him.
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Relation

An act of narration;
He was the hero according to his own relation
His endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
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Connection

Something that connects other objects.
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Relation

(law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time;
His attorney argued for the relation back of the ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed
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Connection

Usually plural) an acquaintance or acquaintances who are influential or in a position of power and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); as, he has powerful connections.
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Relation

(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups;
International relations
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Connection

A communications channel; as, my cell phone had a bad connection.
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Connection

A vehicle in which one may continue a journey after debarking from another vehicle; the departing vehicle of a connection{9}; as, my connection leaves four hours after my arrival; I missed my connection.
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Connection

The scheduled arrival of one vehicle and departure of a second, sufficiently close in time and place to allow the departing vehicle serve as a means of continuing a journey begun or continued in the first vehicle; as, we can get a connection at Newark to continue on to Paris; - most commonly used of airplanes, trains, and buses arriving and departing at the same terminal.
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Connection

The transfer of a passenger from one vehicle to another to continue a journey; as, the connection was made in Copenhagen; - most commonly of scheduled transportation on common carriers.
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Connection

A vendor who can supply desired materials at a favorable price, or under conditions when other sources are unavailable; as, to get a bargain from one's connection in the jewelry trade; to have connections for the purchase of marijuana; - often used in the pl..
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Connection

The process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination.
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Connection

A relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it);
There was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare
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Connection

The state of being connected;
The connection between church and state is inescapable
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Connection

An instrumentality that connects;
He soldered the connection
He didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers
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Connection

(usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship);
He has powerful connections
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Connection

The process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination;
Conditioning is a form of learning by association
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Connection

A connecting shape
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Connection

A supplier (especially of narcotics)
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Connection

Shifting from one form of transportation to another;
The plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta
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Connection

The act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication);
The joining of hands around the table
There was a connection via the internet
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