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adjective [never before noun] removed pronunciation in British English /rɪˈmuːvd/
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  1. 1
    different from something
    removed from: It was all so removed from our usual experience.
    far removed: dealing with people whose culture is far removed from our own
  2. 2
    without enough knowledge of a particular subject, issue, situation etc to be effective
    far removed: Teachers accused the administration of being too far removed from the realities of the classroom.
  3. 3
    separated by one or more steps or degrees in a family relationship
    Sandra’s husband is my first cousin twice removed.
  4. 4
    distant in time or space
    removed from: The city remained relatively removed from the worst of the conflict.

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