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A family group that consists of parents, children, and other relatives, often living in close proximity.
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(Sociology) sociol anthropol a social unit that contains the nuclear family together with blood relatives, often spanning three or more generations
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a kinship group consisting of a married couple, their children, and various close relatives.
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A family group which consists of parents and children and other relatives living together or in close contact. The extended family is larger than the nuclear family.
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|Noun||1.||extended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives|
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