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English definition of “genealogy”

genealogy

noun     /ˌdʒiː.niˈæl.ə.dʒi/
[U] (the study of) the history of the past and present members of a family: I became interested in the genealogy of my family.Ancestors and descendants [C] a drawing showing the history of a family with all past and present members joined together by linesAncestors and descendants genealogical     /ˌdʒiː.ni.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ US  /ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/ adjective Ancestors and descendants genealogically     /ˌdʒiː.ni.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/ adverb Ancestors and descendants genealogist     /-dʒɪst/ noun [C] someone who studies genealogyAncestors and descendants
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