i dont get 1-n relationship.

read some aritcles but nonetheless cant decipher it.

i recieve 1-many, 1:1 and several-to-many.

but exactly what does 1-n mean?

1-n is equivalent to 1-many

1-n is equivalent to 1-many. n is simply one other way of representing a mystery "many".

n might be a variety, making this equal to 1:many

Its just a different way to say 1 to a lot of

It's one other way of indicating a "parent-child" or "master-detail" relationship. For everything parent you possess an undefined number (meaning it may lie between 1 then one-bigger-than-one) of kids.