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Relational may refer to:


  • Relational capital, the value inherent in a company's relationships with its customers, vendors, and other important constituencies
  • Relational contract, a contract whose effect is based upon a relationship of trust between the parties
  • Relational goods, goods that cannot be enjoyed alone
  • Relational Investors, an activist investment fund based in San Diego, California



  • Relational grammar, a syntactic theory which argues that primitive grammatical relations provide the ideal means to state syntactic rules in universal terms
  • Relational noun, a class of words used in many languages
  • Relational oppositeness, the relationship between two words which seem to be opposites but actually imply each other


  • Relational algebra, an offshoot of first-order logic and of algebra of sets concerned with operations over finitary relations
  • Relation (mathematics) such as binary relation, a collection of ordered pairs of elements of a set


  • Relational aggression or covert bullying, a type of aggression in which harm is caused through damage to one’s relationships or social status
  • Relational disorder, a disorder affecting a relationship rather than an individual in the relationship
  • Relational psychoanalysis, a school of psychoanalysis in the United States that emphasizes the role of real and imagined relationships with others in mental disorder and psychotherapy

Other uses[edit]

  • Relational art, a mode or tendency in fine art practice originally observed and highlighted by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud
  • Relational dialectics, a concept within communication theory
  • Relational theory, a framework to understand reality or a physical system in such a way that the positions and other properties of objects are only meaningful relative to other objects

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