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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.]
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(Sociology) sociol anthropol a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring. Compare extended family
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a social unit composed of father, mother, and children. Compare extended family.
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A family group of just parents and children living together or in close contact without other relatives.
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|Noun||1.||nuclear family - a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner|
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