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family

noun  us   /ˈfæm·ə·li, ˈfæm·li/

family noun (PARENTS AND CHILDREN)

[C/U] a social group of parents, children, and sometimes grandparents , uncles, aunts, and others who are related: [C] Her family moved here when she was eleven. [U] Many people cope with the demands of both career and family. [C] She wants to get married and have a family (= have children).

family noun (BIOLOGICAL TYPE)

biology [C] a large group of related types of animals or plants: The lion is a member of the cat family.
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