Kin vs Relation - What's the difference?

kin | relation |

As nouns the difference between kin and relation

is that kin is pain while relation is relation.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) kin, kyn, ken, kun, from (etyl) .


  • Race; family; breed; kind.
  • (collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • You are of kin , and so a friend to their persons.
  • One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
  • Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  • Kind; sort; manner; way.
  • Derived terms
    * akin * kind * kindred * kinfolk * kinship * kinsman * kinswoman * kith and kin * next of kin
    See also
    * kith * clan


  • Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
  • It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
  • (Riemann)
  • * 1840 , Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams, The Chinese Repository (page 40)
  • If a musician were going to give a lecture upon the mathematical part of his art, he would find a very elegant substitute for the monochord in the Chinese kin .


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    (en noun)
  • The manner in which two things may be associated.
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations . It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • A member of one's family.
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  • The act of relating a story.
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  • A set of ordered tuples.
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  • *:Signs are, first of all, physical things: for example, chalk marks on a blackboard, pencil or ink marks on paper, sound waves produced in a human throat. According to Reichenbach, "What makes them signs is the intermediary position they occupy between an object and a sign user, i.e., a person." For a sign to be a sign, or to function as such, it is necessary that the person take account of the object it designates. Thus, anything in nature may or may not be a sign, depending on a person's attitude toward it. A physical thing is a sign when it appears as a substitute for, or representation of, the object for which it stands with respect to the sign user. The three-place relation' between sign, object, and sign user is called the ''sign '''relation''''' or '''''relation of denotation .
  • (lb) Specifically , a set of ordered pairs.
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  • (lb) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
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  • (lb) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
  • The act of intercourse.
  • Synonyms

    * (way in which two things may be associated) connection, link, relationship * (sense, member of one's family) relative * (act of relating a story) recounting, telling * correspondence * See also


    * (set theory) function

    Derived terms

    * blood relation * close relation * direct relation * distant relation * equivalence relation * friends and relations * indirect relation * inverse relation * shirttail relation * relations * relationship


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