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family treenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​drawing that ​shows the ​relationships between the different ​members of a ​family, ​especially over a ​longperiod of ​time
(Definition of family tree from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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family treenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfæm·ə·li ˈtri, ˈfæm·li/
a ​drawing that ​shows all the ​members of a family, usually over a ​longperiod of ​time, and how they are ​related to each other
(Definition of family tree from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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