un·​re·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈlā-təd \

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

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The White House asked Sessions to resign yesterday for reasons completely unrelated to his marijuana policies. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Marijuana advocates celebrate after Jeff Sessions is ousted," 8 Nov. 2018 Therefore, some non-drinkers may be less healthy than moderate drinkers for reasons unrelated to alcohol. Christina Mair, Philly.com, "Alcohol kills many more Americans than opioids do. Why do we think drinking is healthy?," 9 July 2018 The shelter has room for 81, and houses some children who are stranded due to reasons unrelated to the country's immigration policies. Elizabeth Finny And David Smiley, miamiherald, "A 'tender age' shelter for separated children exposes a 'gut-wrenching' reality in Miami," 26 June 2018 Getting those young users back might be a lost cause – many have migrated to Instagram, also owned by Facebook, for reasons likely unrelated to recent scandals. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Facebook Is Developing a Time-Management Tool for Users," 23 June 2018 China is a real problem for a variety of unrelated reasons. Fox News, "Sen. Toomey on move to curb Trump's trade authority," 10 June 2018 Co-host Daphne Oz also left the show in August for unrelated reasons. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "The Chew Is Canceled as Mario Batali Faces Criminal Investigation for Sexual Assault," 23 May 2018 Putter left Steward for unrelated reasons, and was indicted in Florida for obstructing a federal health care investigation. Liz Kowalczyk, BostonGlobe.com, "Former Steward Health Care executive files harassment suit against company," 17 May 2018 Others say that Christie had simply fallen out of favor with Trump for reasons unrelated to Kushner. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Winners and Losers from the Supreme Court's Ruling on Sports Gambling," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of unrelated

1611, in the meaning defined above

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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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