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.

Nearby words

  1. relapse,
  2. relapsing fever,
  3. relapsing polychondritis,
  4. relata,
  5. relate,
  6. relatedly,
  7. relation,
  8. relational,
  9. relational database,
  10. relations

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for relatedness



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
Derived Formsrelatedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for relatedness



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

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