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relationship

1. (noun) An association or connection between two or more people or things; 2. (noun) Kinship by blood (consanguinity), marriage (affinity), or adoption, or fictive ties; 3. (noun) Romantic or sexual involvement.

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relative

(noun) An individual’s relationship to another individual or group through blood (consanguinity), marriage (affinity), or adoption, or fictive ties.

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relative poverty

(noun) A type of poverty that is determined by income distribution over a given population and defined according to societal norms.

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reliability

(noun) The extent to which a measurement or procedure yields uniform and repeatable results.

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religion

(noun) A personal or institutional system of beliefs, practices, and values relating to the cosmos and supernatural.

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religious belief

(noun) An idea or principle that a members of a religion hold to be true.

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remarriage

(noun) Marrying again after the death or divorce from a spouse.

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representative democracy

(noun) A democratic political system whereby an individual is elected by popular vote by the people to represent their interests.

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research

1. (noun) An attempt to systematically describe, explain, or explore; 2. (noun) An outcome of an inquiry.

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residence

(noun) A place where an individual or group lives; a dwelling; a home.

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resocialization

(noun) The learning process by which old behaviors are replaced by new ones.

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resource mobilization theory

(noun) A theory of social movements that argues success movements gain traction by acquiring and successfully using resources to their advantage to achieve their goals.

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respondent

(noun) Any individual that answers questions during an interview or replies to a survey.

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revitalization movement

(noun) An organized attempt by a group to build a society or culture that is more attuned to their beliefs, values, or traditional way of life; typically in response to a rapid change in a society or culture.

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rite of passage

(noun) A formal ceremony, event, or ritual marking a new stage in an individual’s life such as birth, death, or marriage.