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genealogynoun

uk   us   /ˌdʒiː.niˈæl.ə.dʒi/
[U] (the ​study of) the ​history of the past and ​presentmembers of a ​family or ​families: I ​becameinterested in the genealogy of my ​family. [C] a ​drawingshowing the ​history of a ​family with all past and ​presentmembersjoined together by ​lines
(Definition of genealogy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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genealogynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌdʒi·niˈɑl·ə·dʒi, -ˈæl-/
the ​study of the ​history of the past and ​presentmembers of a ​family, or a ​particularhistory of this ​type: [C] He has ​produced a genealogy of his ​family going back to 1732.
genealogical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌdʒi·ni·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
(Definition of genealogy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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