relational Definition

  • 1pertaining to or concerned with relations between people or groups of people
  • 2pertaining to or involving relationships between objects or things

Using relational: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "relational" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Relational databases are widely used in the tech industry.

  • Example

    The therapist focused on improving the relational dynamics within the family.

  • Example

    The company's success is largely due to its strong relational approach to customer service.

relational Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with relational

  • a type of aggression that involves damaging someone's social status or relationships, often through gossip or exclusion


    The study found that girls are more likely to engage in relational aggression than boys.

  • a type of database that stores and provides access to data points related to one another, using tables and columns


    MySQL and Oracle are popular relational database management systems.

  • an art movement that emphasizes social interaction and participation as part of the artwork


    The exhibit showcased several works of relational aesthetics, including a piece where visitors could contribute their own drawings to a collective mural.


Summary: relational in Brief

The term 'relational' [ri-ley-shuh-nl] refers to connections or interactions between people or groups, or between objects or things. It can describe the use of relational databases in technology, or the focus on improving relational dynamics in therapy or customer service. Examples include 'Relational databases are widely used in the tech industry,' and 'The company's success is largely due to its strong relational approach to customer service.'

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