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nuclear family

a social unit composed of two parents and one or more children.
Compare extended family.
Origin of nuclear family
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear-family

nuclear family

(sociol, anthropol) a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring Compare extended family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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nuclear-family in Medicine

nuclear family n.
A family unit consisting of a mother and father and their progeny.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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nuclear-family in Culture

nuclear family definition

A type of family made up only of parents and their children. (Compare extended family.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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