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English definition of “related”

related

adjective uk   /rɪˈleɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/

related adjective (CONNECTED)

B2 connected: We discussed unemployment and related issues. Experts believe that the large number of cancer cases in the area are directly related to the new nuclear power station.

related adjective (FAMILY)

B2 If people are related, they belong to the same family: She claims she is related to royalty. Jim and I are related by marriage. If different types of animal are related, they come from the same type of animal: The cat and the lion are related species.
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