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6 entries found for family.
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Main Entry: fam·i·ly
Pronunciation: primarystressfam-(schwa-)lemacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -lies
1 : a group of individuals living under one roof and under one head
2 : a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
3 : a group of things having common characteristics; especially : a closely related series of elements or chemical compounds
4 a : a social group composed of one or two parents and their children b : a social group different from but considered equal to the traditional family
5 : a group of related plants or animals ranking in biological classification above a genus and below an order

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