Shipping (fandom), derived from the word relationship, is the belief that two fictional characters, typically from the same series, are in an intimate relationship, or have romantic feelings that could potentially lead to a relationship. It is considered a general term for fans' emotional involvement with the ongoing development of romance in a work of fiction. Though technically applicable to any such involvement, it refers chiefly to various related social dynamics observable on the Internet, and is seldom used outside of that context. It can also be used ___X___ for shorter purposes.

Though the word "ship" evolved from "relationship"

It can also refer to familial relationships (Ex Kiara and Kion)