relation-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: an abstract connection

Commentary: The ways in which things are similar or connected

The linguistic relation between constituents is amazing.
The judge inquired as to the temporal relation between the two
He specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: storytelling

Commentary: RELATION[+event] An act of narration, telling or recounting

He was a hero according to his own relation.
The relation of a story by Suzy involves a lot of gestures.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: state of affairs

Commentary: The way that people or groups behave toward one another, mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups

Canada has established full diplomatic relations with the U.S.
I'm looking for someone who can handle all of our customer relations.
International relations had not improved since the last meeting.
Relations broke down between them.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 4: relatives/family

Commentary: A person related by blood or marriage

He has distant relations back in New Jersey.
His Christmas cards read "Just sayin' salutations to my friends and relations".

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: sex

Commentary: The act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman

I do believe that John and Mary have had relations.
Extramarital relations are an indicator that it's time for couples counseling.
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman." -Clinton

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 6: principle

Commentary: 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 amended complaint to
the time the initial complaint was filed.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5