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nuclear family

n.
A family unit consisting of a child or children living with two parents who are married to each other, especially when all live under the same roof.

[From nuclear, basic, cardinal, central.]

nuclear family

n
(Sociology) sociol anthropol a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring. Compare extended family

nu′clear fam′ily


n.
a social unit composed of father, mother, and children. Compare extended family.
[1945–50]

nuclear family

A family group of just parents and children living together or in close contact without other relatives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nuclear family - a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
Translations
kjarnafjölskylda
kärnfamilj

nuclear family

nfamiglia nucleare
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