- associated; connected.
- allied by nature, origin, kinship, marriage, etc.
- Music. (of tones) belonging to a melodic or harmonic series, so as to be susceptible of close connection.
Origin of related
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Examples from the Web for unrelated
Before this latest brush with the law, the rapper was facing pot-bust and unrelated gun charges.Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios
December 17, 2014
Both Rezko and Blagojevich have since been convicted on unrelated federal corruption charges.Obama’s Golf Buddy May Be a ‘Hostile Witness’ in Chicago Corruption Case
December 3, 2014
During an interview Tuesday about an unrelated matter, The Daily Beast asked Trump if he is planning on running this time around.Trump Is ‘Thinking About’ a Run at the White House Again
December 2, 2014
Previously, police had linked four attacks—but one of them was found to be unrelated after further interviews.Sororities Finally Take Back the Night
September 12, 2014
As Michael Powell noted in an unrelated television interview, New York City is progressive … as long as everything is functioning.Was it Justice or Politics that Killled the NYPD Muslim Spy Unit?
April 16, 2014
One felt so helpless, and even worse—so unrelated, in a way.Under Western Eyes
And the unrelated, inexpressive voice said: 'Give me your hand.'Tales Of Hearsay
Before we separated, he gave me a piece of unrelated observation.Victory
The lines of wall, floor and ceiling were strangely off proportion, zigzag, unrelated.Warm
But positivists are those who try to find the unrelated in the ward of a city.The Book of the Damned
- not connected or associatedan unrelated incident
- not connected by kinship or marriage
- connected; associated
- connected by kinship or marriage
- (in diatonic music) denoting or relating to a key that has notes in common with another key or keys
Word Origin and History for unrelated
"connected by blood or marriage," 1702, past participle adjective from relate (v.). Related: Relatedness.