nuclear family
nuclear family uclear family n. A family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • nuclear family — nuclear families N COUNT A nuclear family is a family unit that consists of father, mother, and children …   English dictionary

  • nuclear family — n a family group that consists only of father, mother, and children see EXTENDED FAMILY …   Medical dictionary

  • nuclear family — n a family unit that consists only of a husband, wife and children →↑extended family …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nuclear family — noun count a family unit consisting of a mother, a father, and their children …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nuclear family — ☆ nuclear family n. a basic social unit consisting of parents and their dependent children living in one household: cf. EXTENDED FAMILY …   English World dictionary

  • nuclear family — ► NOUN ▪ a couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit …   English terms dictionary

  • Nuclear family — Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • nuclear family — a social unit composed of father, mother, and children. Cf. extended family. [1945 50] * * * ▪ anthropology also called  elementary family    in sociology and anthropology, a group of people who are united by ties of partnership and parenthood… …   Universalium

  • nuclear family — noun a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner • Syn: ↑conjugal family • Hypernyms: ↑family, ↑household, ↑house, ↑home, ↑menage * * * noun, pl ⋯ lies [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • nuclear family — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms nuclear family : singular nuclear family plural nuclear families a family unit consisting of a mother, a father, and their children …   English dictionary

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