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extended family a large group of relatives related by blood, marriage, or adoption who compose a single household or live close to each other. [2 definitions]
family man a man who is devoted to his wife and children.
family name a person's last name, as opposed to his or her given name; surname.
family planning a program designed to limit the size of a household by properly spacing or preventing the birth of children.
family room a large room in which a family gets together to relax, talk, or play games.
family style using or pertaining to a method of serving food, as in a boardinghouse or some restaurants, in which dishes are passed from one person to another and each helps himself or herself. [2 definitions]
family tree a diagram or chart tracing the ancestors and descendants of an individual or individuals collectively; genealogical tree. [2 definitions]
nuclear family a self-contained unit consisting of a father and mother and their children living together in one household. (Cf. extended family.)