un·​re·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce unrelated (audio) \

Definition of unrelated

: not related: such as
a : not connected by birth or family They have the same last name but are unrelated.
b : not connected in any way : discrete, separate an unrelated incident
c : not told a previously unrelated tale

Examples of unrelated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rhoden was arrested the day after the shooting in an unrelated case and was charged with DUI, among other charges, according to online jail records. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 9 July 2021 Shariff is expected to sentenced on Aug. 4 to four years in custody in connection with the crash and an unrelated assault case. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 July 2021 But the count came back into play after a Court of Appeals ruling this past February that upheld a third-degree murder conviction in the unrelated case of ex-Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, 1 July 2021 Shannon has been charged with felony malicious wounding and a misdemeanor battery charge in an unrelated case. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, 24 June 2021 An inadvertent court filing in a case unrelated to Assange reveals that the WikiLeaks founder has been charged under seal in a US federal court. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 20 June 2021 Caraway, a longtime council member from Oak Cliff, admitted in the unrelated federal criminal case to taking $390,000 from the owner of a company that earned millions from the school bus agency Dallas County Schools. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, 14 June 2021 Although Apple’s identity was kept secret in the Pegatron case, The Telegraph reported that an unrelated case identified Apple as the company that contracted with Pegatron in this case. oregonlive, 9 June 2021 Cleveland police internal affairs investigated Kraynik in 2018 after finding racist text messages on the phone of a different officer under investigation in an unrelated case. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of unrelated

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrelated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrelated. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrelated

: not part of the same family : not having any shared ancestors
: not connected in any way to someone or something else


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