Parent

A parent is a caretaker of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is of a child (where `child` refers to offspring, not necessarily age). A biological parent consists of a person whose gamete resulted in a child, a male through his sperm, and a woman through her ovum. Parents are first-degree relatives and have 50% genetic overl.....
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Parent

• (n.) One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother. • (n.) That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.
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parent

(from the article `soil`) Parent material is the initial state of the solid matter making up a soil. It can consist of consolidated rocks, and it can also include ...
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parent

1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother. 'Children, obey your parents in the Lord.' (Eph. Vi. 1) ... 2. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice. 'Regular industry is the parent of sobriety.' (Channing) Parent cell. ... <biology> A nucleus which, in cell division, div...
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parent

noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
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Parent

Par'ent noun [ Latin parens , - entis ; akin to parere to bring forth; confer Greek ... to give, beget: confer French parent . Confer Part .] 1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother. « Children, obey your parents in ...
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parent

A radioactive element whose decay produces stable daughter elements.
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Parent

In a firm that has one or more subsidiaries, especially a multinational corporation, the portion of the firm that owns and ultimately controls the others.
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Parent

In education law, a parent includes any person who has parental responsibility for a child or young person or who cares for them or has a duty to maintain them (ie provide maintenance). The law gives parents the right to greater involvement in making decisions about their childs education and also in trying to resolve disagreements with an authorit...
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Parent

Legal father and mother of a person who gives birth and raises a child are called parents.It does not include grandparents or predecessors.It includes parents who have adopted a child after fullfilling the required legal formalities.
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parent

n. the lawful and natural father or mother of a person. The word does not mean grandparent or ancestor, but can include an adoptive parent as a replacement for a natural parent.
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parent

one who has begotten offspring, or one who occupies the role of mother or father. In Western societies, parenthood, with its several obligations, ... [7 related articles]
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parent

parent 1. A father or a mother. 2. An ancestor, precursor, or progenitor. 3. A source, origin, or cause. 4. In biology, any organism that produces or generates another organism. 5. Being the original source; such as, a parent organization. 6. Etymology: from Latin parentem from parens, 'parent', from pario, parere, 'to bring forth, to produce'...
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Parent

The legal or natural father or mother of a person; the relationship can be established by birth or by adoption.
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parent

Type: Term Pronunciation: par′ĕnt Definitions: 1. An individual that has produced at least one offspring through sexual reproduction. 2. Any source or basis, as for the elaboration of a substance.
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Parent

Under section 576 of the Education Act 1996 a parent includes any person who is not a parent of the child but has parental responsibility, or who cares for him.
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parent

[n] - a father or mother
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