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Hi everybody...

Could someone describe what is the difference between 'related' and 'interrelated'?

Many thanks.
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Hi,

Could someone describe what is the difference between 'related' and 'interrelated'?

'Interrelated' suggests more of an equal and 'two-way' relationship between the two things. eg

Garlic is related to cooking. But you wouldn't normally say that cooking is related to garlic, since you can cook without garlic.

Food and cooking are interrelated.

Best wishes, Clive

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Hi there,

Thanks Clive! I was curious about the terms as well!

Mint
Clive, you rock. That was a beautifully succinct explanation.

Sam
Bless Clive, that was breathtaking.

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Let's say person A knows B and C. B and C don't know each other. So, A, B and C are all related. Let's say B knows C, then the three of them are interrelated i.e. like a web each one knows the rest.