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extended family

noun

Simple Definition of extended family

  • : a family that includes not only parents and children but also other relatives (such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of extended family

  1. :  a family that includes in one household near relatives in addition to a nuclear family

Examples of extended family in a sentence

  1. <their extended family includes a grandmother and widowed aunt>



Circa 1935

First Known Use of extended family

circa 1935


Medical Dictionary

extended family

noun

Medical Definition of extended family

  1. :  a family that includes in one household near relatives in addition to a nuclear family




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