related Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “related” in the English Dictionary

"related" in British English

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uk   /rɪˈleɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/

related adjective (CONNECTED)

B2 connected: We ​discussedunemployment and related ​issues. Experts ​believe that the ​largenumber of ​cancercases in the ​area are directly related to the new ​nuclearpowerstation.
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related adjective (FAMILY)

B2 If ​people are related, they ​belong to the same ​family: She ​claims she is related toroyalty. 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.
(Definition of related from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"related" in American English

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relatedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /rɪˈleɪ·t̬ɪd/
belonging to the same ​family: Of ​course Elise and Linda are related – they’re ​cousins. José and Alfonso are related by ​marriage.

related adjective [not gradable] (CONNECT)

connected: We ​discussedinflation, ​unemployment, and related ​issues. They ​invested in technology-related ​companies.
(Definition of related from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"related" in Business English

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uk   us   /rɪˈleɪtɪd/
connected to, ​influenced by, or caused by something: related costs/expenses Customers will be ​responsible for ​repaying the entire ​loanamount as well as all related ​costs and ​fees.related products/services We ​currently have around 300 ​jobopenings in ​sales and related ​services.related activities/changes/causes Mining and related ​activities remain at the ​centre of the South African ​ related to sth Overall ​financialperformance has been ​adversely affected by a ​slowdown in ​demand that is related to a ​coolingeconomy. Cutting the emergency-loan ​rate will not be enough to solve all of the problems related to ​currentconditions in the ​creditmarkets.
-related used to describe what something is ​connected with: Stocks ​fell as the US dollar's ​plunge against the ​yensent export-related ​issuestumbling. profit-related ​bonuses
(Definition of related from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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