Definition of relational in English:

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relational

Pronunciation: /rɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/

adjective

Concerning the way in which two or more people or things are connected: there was no relational link between the killer and his victim
More example sentences
  • Nominal concepts are relatively autonomous, whereas relational concepts display a high degree of conceptual dependence.
  • These limitations to the concept of relational exchange are considered below.
  • On the whole, locally upheld cultural ideals support a notion of the relational or connective self.

Derivatives

relationally

adverb
Example sentences
  • Children who are highly relationally aggressive feel lonely and depressed and tend to feel badly about themselves and their social situations.
  • In addition, enactments-which are inherently relationally focused-may be viewed as a defining clinical operation that is unique and essential to relational therapies.
  • Conversely, men who do not desire to be fathers but biologically father a child anyway are less likely to be involved financially, temporally, or relationally, especially across time.

Words that rhyme with relational

durational, locational, oblational, vocational

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