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    defining relationship

    "As I have said earlier, I believe the partnership between the US and India is one of the defining relationships of the 21st century." Obama told reporters in brief remarks at the presidential palace,

    what does defining mean here?
    thanks!

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    Re: defining relationship

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker.***

    It's a relationship that defines how a relationship between two countries should be.

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    Re: defining relationship

    One of the major factors in international political life.

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