relationship


relationship
relationship re‧la‧tion‧ship [rɪˈleɪʆnʆɪp] noun [countable]
the way in which people, companies, countries etc that are working together behave towards each other:
relationship with/​between/​among

• A key to success will be our relationship with our suppliers and our customers.

• Good personal relationships among office members are important.

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relationship UK US /rɪˈleɪʃənʃɪp/ noun [C]
the way in which two or more companies, countries, or people behave towards each other: »

Creating lasting relationships is vital for success in business.

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We have an excellent working relationship with the university.

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We have established long-lasting business relationships with a wide range of clients.

relationship between sb (and sb) »

The relationship between labor and management was strained beyond breaking point.

build/develop/establish a relationship »

Many telecom companies are building relationships in developing countries.

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a good/close relationship

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a business/personal relationship

a connection between two or more facts, events, etc.: relationship between sth (and sth) »

This research shows that the relationship between globalization and e-commerce is complex and varied.

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There is a direct relationship between the two announcements.

See also CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP(Cf. customer relationship), EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP(Cf. ↑employment relationship)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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