unrelated

adjective
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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About 22 percent of teachers with second jobs worked in positions related to teaching, and 28 percent worked in jobs unrelated to education. Moriah Balingit, Washington Post, "How bad is teacher pay? Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says," 20 June 2018 About 22 percent of teachers with second jobs worked in positions related to teaching, and 28 percent worked in jobs unrelated to education. Moriah Balingit, chicagotribune.com, "How bad is teacher pay? Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says," 20 June 2018 None of them take themselves too seriously and most have unrelated day jobs. Jason Ward, Los Angeles Magazine, "A Peek Inside the Private Lives of L.A.’s Celebrity Look-Alikes," 16 May 2018 Black and Hispanic graduates with computer and mathematical science degrees, for instance, are much more likely than their white peers to be unemployed or working in unrelated jobs, according to 2013 data from the National Science Foundation. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Portland engineers join Nike, others to diversify tech," 29 Mar. 2018 Black and Latino graduates with computer and mathematical science degrees, for instance, are much more likely than their white peers to be unemployed or working in unrelated jobs, according to 2013 data from the National Science Foundation. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "A coding school and Boys & Girls Clubs tackle tech's diversity problem: How do you make the industry less white?," 23 Mar. 2018 Black and Hispanic graduates with computer and mathematical science degrees, for instance, are much more likely than their white peers to be unemployed or working in unrelated jobs, according to 2013 data from the National Science Foundation. Fortune, "This White Tech Guy Has an Idea to Make Tech Less White," 21 Mar. 2018 Black and Hispanic graduates with computer and mathematical science degrees, for instance, are much more likely than their white peers to be unemployed or working in unrelated jobs, according to 2013 data from the National Science Foundation. Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg.com, "This White Tech Guy Has an Idea to Make Tech Less White," 21 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, in an unrelated criminal case, the jury has met for three days to consider whether George Johnson is guilty of conspiracy and bribery. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Judge slams Johnson Utilities' service, says company needs an emergency manager," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of unrelated

1611, in the meaning defined above

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