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

Synonyms for related

1. relevant, affiliated. 2. linked, united, joined. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for relatedly

Contemporary Examples of relatedly

  • Relatedly, I see that California also softened that horrible three-strikes law.

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    Washington, Colorado, and Weed

    Michael Tomasky

    November 7, 2012

  • I also read, relatedly, John Galt's soliloquy for the first time in my life the other day.

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    State of Working America

    Michael Tomasky

    September 11, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for relatedly


  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 relatedly



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

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