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related

[ri-ley-tid] /rɪˈleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
associated; connected.
2.
allied by nature, origin, kinship, marriage, etc.
3.
4.
Music. (of tones) belonging to a melodic or harmonic series, so as to be susceptible of close connection.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; relate + -ed2
Related forms
relatedly, adverb
relatedness, noun
nonrelated, adjective
unrelated, adjective
Synonyms
1. relevant, affiliated. 2. linked, united, joined.
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  • The connecting interfaces could be some sort of symbiotic lifeform that was unrelated to begin with.
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  • Yet, to repeat and insist, the attractions are unrelated to democracy.
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  • But they also outlined more serious crimes, related both to ticket-fixing and drugs, grand larceny and unrelated corruption.
  • They are not entirely unrelated, but they are also not the same thing.
  • The design is radical for reasons unrelated to triangles.
  • To the contrary, the legislative action in question is entirely unrelated to the issuer.
  • The bill also contains other budget and benefit reductions unrelated to welfare.
British Dictionary definitions for unrelated

unrelated

/ˌʌnrɪˈleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
not connected or associated: an unrelated incident
2.
not connected by kinship or marriage

related

/rɪˈleɪtɪd/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
relatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unrelated
adj.

1660s, "not akin," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of relate. Meaning "not in any relationship" is attested from 1660s; that of "not told" is from 1764.

related

adj.

"connected by blood or marriage," 1702, past participle adjective from relate (v.). Related: Relatedness.

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