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English definition of “genealogy”

genealogy

noun uk   /ˌdʒiː.niˈæl.ə.dʒi/ us  
[U] (the study of) the history of the past and present members of a family: I became interested in the genealogy of my family. [C] a drawing showing the history of a family with all past and present members joined together by lines
genealogical
adjective uk   /ˌdʒiː.ni.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
genealogically
adverb uk   /ˌdʒiː.ni.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
genealogist
noun [C] uk   /-dʒɪst/ us  
someone who studies genealogy
(Definition of genealogy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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