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Extended family Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A family group consisting of more than two generations of the same kinship line living either within the same household or, more usually in the west, very close to one another.
Extended family Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary Of Geography
Extended family Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The term extended family has several distinct meanings. It consists of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. In some circumstances, the extended family comes to live either with or in place of a member of the nuclear family; a family that includes in one household near relatives in addition to a nuclear family. An example would be elderly parent who move in with their children due to old age. This places large demands on the caregivers, particularly on the female relatives who choose to perform these duties for their extended family. In modern Western cultures dominated by nuclear family constructs, it has come to be used generically to refer to grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins, whether they live together within the same household or not. However, it may also refer to a family unit in which several generations live together within a single household. In some cultures, the term is used synonymously with consanguineous family.
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Extended family Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
A family including not only parents and children, but also grandparents and other relations.
Extended family Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
1. a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
(hypernym) family, household, house, home, menage