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Relationship references a connection of some kind between two things. Typical forms of relationship are interpersonal relationships between two people, cause-effect relationships between two events, mathematical relationships between two variables or functions, and systemic relationships between two parts of a system.

Various terms built upon the basic concept of relationship are used in different fields.

Aspects of relationships

Meaningful relationship

The general term meaningful relationship signifies that a connection exists between two subjects, that has meaning, or significance either in their eyes or in the eyes of observers. The term is often used in describing interpersonal relationships, especially intimate relationships.

It is also used in science, particularly statistics, to indicate there is a basis for presuming a correlation, for example a cause-effect or statistical relationship, between two variables. It is important to note that correlation does not imply causation.

See also

Sociology and psychology usage:

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