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From genetic +‎ -ally or genetical +‎ -ly.


genetically (comparative more genetically, superlative most genetically)

  1. In a manner relating to genes or genetics.
    Genetically modified crops.
    John Smith is genetically related to Jane Doe.
  2. (figuratively) In terms of origin or development.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, I.b:
      Hildebrandt is certainly right in maintaining that all dream-images could be explained genetically, if we spent sufficient time and concentration on tracing their origin.
  3. (linguistics) By being members of the same linguistic family.
    German and Danish are genetically related.

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