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English definition of “great-”

great-

prefix     /ɡreɪt-/
used with a word for a family member to mean one generation away from that member : your great-grandmother (= the grandmother of one of your parents ) your great-grandson (= the grandson of your child )Family relations in general
(Definition of great- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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