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extended familynoun [C usually singular, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us  
a ​familyunit that ​includesgrandmothers, ​grandfathers, ​aunts, and ​uncles, etc. in ​addition to ​parents and ​children
(Definition of extended family from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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extended familynoun [C]

 us   /ɪkˈsten·dɪd ˈfæm·ə·li, ˈfæm·li/
a family that ​includesgrandparents, ​aunts, ​uncles, and ​others in ​addition to ​parents and ​children
(Definition of extended family from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “extended family”
in Chinese (Simplified) (几代同堂的)大家庭…
in Chinese (Traditional) (幾代同堂的)大家庭…
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