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kinship

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈkɪn.ʃɪp/
the relationship between members of the same family: Different ethnic groups have different systems of kinship. a feeling of being close or similar to other people or things: He felt a real sense of kinship with his fellow soldiers.
Translations of “kinship”
in Chinese (Traditional) 家屬關係,親屬關係, 親密關係, 親切感…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家属关系,亲属关系, 亲密关系, 亲切感…
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