relation noun definition in International relations topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

relation

 noun: International relations topic
relations [plural] the way in which two people, groups or countries behave towards each other or deal with each other diplomatic/international/foreign relations US-Chinese relations teacher-pupil relations relation (with somebody/something) Relations with neighbouring countries are under strain at present. relation (between A and B) We seek to improve relations between our two countries. (formal) to have sexual relations (= to have sex)

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