Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or condition of being related; affinity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The state or condition of being related; relationship; affinity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being related, especially by kinship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a particular manner of connectedness

Etymologies

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related +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Recovery Option: Balanced relatedness is neither a withdrawal from another person nor a fusion with them.

    Dr. Tian Dayton: Relationship Dynamics Within the Addicted/Traumatized Family System

  • Jobling says that he toyed with the idea of investigating this group to see if their degree of relatedness is lower.

    Study Confirms What Everyone Knows

  • Our core psychological need for "relatedness," say researchers, mandates that we have close relationships with others.

    Joe Robinson: Is Social Networking Destroying Our Social Lives?

  • I can take a car, a little red wagon, and a lawnmower, posit 'relatedness' based on similarities, arrange them in a 'progression' and theorize that one descended from the other – all with no need to mention a mechanism that brings about said changes.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Days later, the girl began spiraling downward into a cascade of illnesses and setbacks that, within months, presented as symptoms of autism, including: No response to verbal direction; loss of language skills; no eye contact; loss of "relatedness;" insomnia; incessant screaming; arching; and "watching the florescent lights repeatedly during examination."

    David Kirby: Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court - Now What?

  • Days later, the girl began spiraling downward into a cascade of illnesses and setbacks that, within months, presented as symptoms of autism, including: No response to verbal direction; loss of language skills; no eye contact; loss of "relatedness;" insomnia; incessant screaming; arching; and "watching the florescent lights repeatedly during examination."

    Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court

  • It heals my pain and it gives others hope and the kind of relatedness one might need when they cant relate to anyone at all.

    The Rock and Roll Report

  • But that doesn’t mean they have a genetic relatedness which is relevant in the context of a vaccine.

    The New Face of HIV/AIDS

  • In his book The Making of the Fittest, Sean Carroll writes “the degree of similarity in DNA is an index of the [evolutionary] relatedness of species.”

    Cornelius Hunter accuses Behe of Circular Reasoning

  • Groups of related organisms share suites of similar characteristics and the number of shared traits increases with relatedness.

    A New Book

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