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Definition of affiliated

: closely associated with another typically in a dependent or subordinate position the university and its affiliated medical school

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akin, allied, kindred, related



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Examples of affiliated in a Sentence

costuming and set design are affiliated arts, both requiring research into the period of the play or film

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The strike also sent five others to the hospital, according to a report by WPTV, an NBC news affiliated station serving West Palm Beach. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "‘She’s on fire’ - Florida woman struck by lightning: report," 6 Aug. 2019 The lawsuit filed by ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC says: Plaintiffs, including their affiliated companies, collectively invest billions of dollars to create, acquire, and provide valuable television programming. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "TV networks sue nonprofit to kill free TV service," 31 July 2019 Under Purdue’s version of the agreement, credit is extended to students by a university-affiliated nonprofit and is available to all majors and all classes except freshmen. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’," 14 Dec. 2018 Ethiopia’s ruling coalition and affiliated parties hold all seats in Parliament. ___ Follow Africa news at Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. Washington Post, "Ethiopia set to remove 3 armed groups from terror list," 30 June 2018 Around the time the current wave of lawsuits began building, sometime in 2017, the company hired a law firm to review structures of Purdue and the affiliated companies, according to some of the people familiar with the matter. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, "At Purdue Pharma, Business Slumps as Opioid Lawsuits Mount," 30 June 2019 Simple Health Plans and numerous affiliated companies have been shut down since Oct. 31, when the FTC secured a temporary restraining order and froze its assets. Ron Hurtibise,, "Victims will get opportunity to cancel ‘scam’ health insurance plans, judge rules," 14 June 2019 Kelly has taken leave as a UMMS board member, as chair of the Shock Trauma Board of Visitors and as chair of the board of the affiliated St. Joseph Medical Center. Kevin Rector,, "Who's who amid UMMS leadership shake-up, review after 'Healthy Holly' scandal," 7 June 2019 Mix of cash and tokens To be fair, there are Civil-affiliated reporters and editors who are seemingly happy with the current arrangement. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch," 23 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of affiliated

1767, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affiliated

from past participle of affiliate entry 1

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The first known use of affiliated was in 1767

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