re·​moved | \ ri-ˈmüvd How to pronounce removed (audio) \

Definition of removed

1a : distant in degree of relationship
b : of a younger or older generation a second cousin's child is a second cousin once removed
2 : separate or remote in space, time, or character

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We're looking for an apartment somewhat removed from the noise of downtown. The child of your first cousin is your first cousin once removed.
Recent Examples on the Web The Ramblers are not all that far removed from a cinderella run in the NCAA tournament in 2018, falling to Michigan in the Final Four. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, "Damezi Anderson transfers from IU basketball to Loyola," 1 May 2020 There would also be the exorbitant expense of maintaining such a bridge far removed in backcountry marked by dangerous terrain, no cell phone service and other rivers to cross, officials point out. Author: Rachel D'oro, Anchorage Daily News, "Tired of ‘Into the Wild’ rescues, Healy locals want bus removed," 20 Mar. 2020 The Democratic lawmakers also raised questions about incomplete and removed information on the CDC’s website and how health care costs will be covered for patients with inadequate or no insurance. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, "House Democrats Probe Faulty Test Kits’ Role in Delaying Coronavirus Response," 4 Mar. 2020 Too many of its officials have become political apparatchiks, fearful of making decisions that anger their superiors and too removed and haughty when dealing with the public to admit mistakes and learn from them. New York Times, "Coronavirus Crisis Shows China’s Governance Failure," 10 Mar. 2020 At the storage unit, Lori Vallow and her late brother, Cox, carried heavy items and bikes, which were often brought then removed days later, East Idaho News reported. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Storage unit found, eldest son speaks out: What we know about the missing Idaho kids," 6 Feb. 2020 Iran will, however, continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and return to the nuclear deal if the economic sanctions imposed on it are removed and Iran’s interests guaranteed, the government said. Ben Hubbard,, "Iran ends nuclear limits as killing of Iranian general upends Mideast," 5 Jan. 2020 Whether or not a staff member is paid while removed from their post depends on the terms of their employment. Hannah Leone,, "4 staff members have been removed from Chicago’s Steinmetz College Prep this year over reported misconduct, bringing total to 6 since 2018," 27 Nov. 2019 His life is so far removed from mine that there wasn't that connection of understanding and it kind of naturally dissolved. Anonymous,, "The Date With A Very Famous Actor," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of removed

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of removed was circa 1548

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14 May 2020

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“Removed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of removed

: away from something
: of a younger or older generation

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