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removed

[ri-moovd] /rɪˈmuvd/
adjective
1.
remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from.
2.
distant by a given number of degrees of descent or kinship: A first cousin once removed is the child of one's first cousin or the first cousin of one’s parent.
The grandchildren of one's first cousin are one's first cousins twice removed.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; remove + -ed2
Related forms
removedly
[ri-moo-vid-lee, -moovd-] /rɪˈmu vɪd li, -ˈmuvd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
removedness, noun
unremoved, adjective
Synonyms
1. withdrawn, abstracted; isolated, solitary, apart.
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British Dictionary definitions for removedness

removed

/rɪˈmuːvd/
adjective
1.
separated by distance or abstract distinction
2.
(postpositive) separated by a degree of descent or kinship: the child of a person's first cousin is his first cousin once removed
Derived Forms
removedness (rɪˈmuːvɪdnɪs) noun
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Word Origin and History for removedness

removed

adj.

"distant in relationship" (by some expressed degree), 1540s, from past participle of remove (v.). Meaning "remote, separated, secluded" is from 1610s.

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