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

unrelated (ˌʌnrɪˈleɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  not connected or associated: an unrelated incident
2.  not connected by kinship or marriage

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unrelated
1661, "not akin," from un- (1) "not" + pp. of relate. Meaning "Not in any relationship" is attested from 1668; that of "not told" is from 1764.
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Example sentences
The connecting interfaces could be some sort of symbiotic lifeform that was
  unrelated to begin with.
Even in my head, the play and the story are now wholly unrelated works.
Those private equity profits would ordinarily be subject to unrelated business
  income taxes.
Yet, to repeat and insist, the attractions are unrelated to democracy.
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