relatedness

related

[ri-ley-tid]
adjective
1.
associated; connected.
2.
allied by nature, origin, kinship, marriage, etc.
4.
Music. (of tones) belonging to a melodic or harmonic series, so as to be susceptible of close connection.

Origin:
1595–1605; relate + -ed2

relatedly, adverb
relatedness, noun
nonrelated, adjective
unrelated, adjective


1. relevant, affiliated. 2. linked, united, joined.
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related (rɪˈleɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  connected; associated
2.  connected by kinship or marriage
3.  (in diatonic music) denoting or relating to a key that has notes in common with another key or keys
 
re'latedness
 
n

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relate
1530, "to recount, tell," from L. relatus, used as pp. of referre (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)). Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested
from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related in the sense of "connected by blood or marriage" is from 1702.
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