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English definition of “family”

family

noun     /ˈfæməli/
RELATED PEOPLE [group] A1 a group of people who are related to each other, such as a mother, a father, and their children: Is your family coming to the graduation ceremony? Her UK family are/ US family is originally from Ireland. a family businessFamily relations in general
CHILDREN [C] B1 the children in a family: [usually singular] Single parents have to raise a family on their own. Paul and Alison are hoping to start a family soon.Children and babies
PLANTS/ANIMALS [C] a group of similar types of plants or animals that are related to each otherAnimal and plant biology - general words
(Definition of family noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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