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"nuclear family" in British English

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nuclear familynoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a ​family consisting of two ​parents and ​theirchildren, but not ​includingaunts, ​uncles, ​grandparents, etc.
(Definition of nuclear family from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nuclear familynoun [C]

 us   /ˈnu·kli·ər ˈfæm·ə·li/
a ​socialunit of two ​parents and ​theirchildren: We ​average fewer than two ​childrenper nuclear family.
(Definition of nuclear family from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nuclear family”
in Chinese (Simplified) (由父母与子女组成的)核心家庭…
in Chinese (Traditional) (由父母與子女組成的)核心家庭…
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