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related

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

Origin of related

First recorded in 1595–1605; relate + -ed2
Related formsre·lat·ed·ly, adverbre·lat·ed·ness, nounnon·re·lat·ed, adjectiveun·re·lat·ed, adjective

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1. relevant, affiliated. 2. linked, united, joined.
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related

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 Formsrelatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for relatedness

related

adj.

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

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