What does the word relation mean?

Usage examples for relation

  1. I do purpose to get the whole relation, if I live, of Captain Allen himself. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. Thought is not only distinction; it is, at the same time, relation. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  3. Any relation to the commander of your squadron? – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic