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related

adjective

Simple Definition of related

  • : connected in some way

  • : in the same family

  • : belonging to the same group because of shared characteristics, qualities, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of related

  1. 1 :  connected by reason of an established or discoverable relation

  2. 2 :  connected by common ancestry or sometimes by marriage

  3. 3 :  having close harmonic connection —used of tones, chords, or tonalities

relatedly adverb
relatedness noun

Examples of related in a sentence

  1. ancient history and other related subjects

  2. I just found out that my best friend and I are related through distant cousins.

  3. Horses and donkeys are related.

  4. The words play and playful are related.



Circa 1663

First Known Use of related

circa 1663



RELATED Defined for Kids

related

adjective re·lat·ed \ri-ˈlā-təd\

Definition of related for Students

  1. 1 :  sharing some connection <painting and the related arts>

  2. 2 :  connected by common ancestry or by marriage <We call her “auntie,” but we're not actually related.>

  3. 3 :  connected by a usually distant common ancestor and typically sharing similar characteristics <Horses and zebras are related.>





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