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genealogy

ge·ne·al·o·gy

genealogy

 
 
pronunciation:
ji ni a l ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: genealogies
definition 1: a chart or record showing the ancestors and lines of hereditary descent of a person or group; family tree.
In studying his genealogy, he discovered that his great grandparents had had seven children.
similar words:
ancestry, pedigree
definition 2: the techniques and methods of determining ancestry.
Her interest in genealogy was sparked while researching her own family background.
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derivations: genealogical (adj.), genealogically (adv.), genealogist (n.)
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