family

In early Roman times (600 BC to ca. 1st century AD), everybody in one family lived in one home, including the great-grandparents, grandparents, parents and children. The family would include the father of the family (the paterfamilias), the wife (the materfamilias, unless she had arranged a marriage by which she was still a ward of her father), the…...

family

In the hierarchy of taxonomy, the rank or category below order and above genus. Unlike the names of genera, species, and subspecies, names at the level of family (and above) are not italicized or otherwise distinguish from surrounding text. The name of the family begins with an uppercase letter (for example, 'the family Cyprinidae in Ohio...'), whereas references to the members of a particular family are lower cased (for example, 'the cyprinids of Ohio ...'). The same conventions of style and usage apply to names used to designate taxa at the level of subfamily. For example, North America's pupfishes and their close relatives are contained in the subfamily Cyprinodontinae; they are referred to as cyprinodontines....

Family

[US Census] A family or family household is defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes as `a householder and one or more other people related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. They do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates fo...
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Family

[Blumenfeld] Family is a public artwork by American artist Helaine Blumenfeld located on the Henry Reuss Federal Plaza, which is in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The sculpture is made from Norwegian blue granite. It consists of five forms, with the largest form measuring approximately 89 x 58 x 27 inches. Family was installe...
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Family

a taxonomic level including one or more genera of common phylogenetic origin and distinct from taxa of the same rank. [The Latin names of animal families end in '-idae'.]
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Family

In classification, a family is a group of related or similar organisms. A family contains one or more genera (plural of genus). A group of similar families forms an order.
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Family

One genus or several genera which have a basically similar floral pattern make up a family (i.e. LILLACEAE (lily), IRIDACEAE (iris), ROSACEAE (rose), ORCHIDACEAE (orchid))
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Family

A group of related plants or animals; in classification systems, family falls between order and genus in identifying living things.
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Family

Consumers who have children still living at home.
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family

All the type sizes and styles of one font. The group shares a common design but can differ in attributes such as character width and weight, (eg. roman and
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Family

A group of individuals related to one another by blood ties, marriage or adoption, who form an economic unit, the adult members of which are responsible for the upbringing of children. All known societies involve some form of family system, although the nature of family relationships is widely variable. While in modern societies the main family for...
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family

[n] - an association of people who share common beliefs or activities 2. [n] - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera 3. [n] - a social unit living together 4. [n] - people descended from a common ancestor 5. [n] - primary social group
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Family

a social institution, found in all societies, that unites individuals into cooperative groups that oversee the bearing and raising of children
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Family

in taxonomy a group of genera which show very similar characteristics. For example, the cat family (Felidae) is made up of different genera which all have whiskers and sharp claws
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Family

Family: 1. A group of individuals related by blood or marriage or by a feeling of closeness. 2. A biological classification of related plants or animals that is a division below the order and above the genus. 3. A group of genes related in structure and in function that descended from an ancestral gene. 4. A group of gene products similarly related...
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Family

Fam'i·ly noun ; plural Families . [ Latin familia , from famulus servant; akin to Oscan famel servant, confer faamat he dwells, Sanskrit dhāman house, from dhā to set, make, do: confer French famille . Confer Do ,...
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family

A taxonomic classification between genus and order. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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family

family unit noun primary social group; parents and children; `he wanted to have a good job before starting a family`
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family

house 5 home noun a social unit living together; `he moved his family to Virginia`; `It was a good Christian household`; `I waited until the whole house was asleep`; `the teacher asked how many people made up his home`
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family

folk 2 kinfolk noun people descended from a common ancestor; `his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower`
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family

noun an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; `the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family`; `the church welcomed new members into its fellowship`
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family

two or more persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption, and residing together. Source: Census Bureau, cited in Glen Cain's 1976 Handbook article Contexts: labor; sociology
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Family

• (v. t.) A group of organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is usually based on fewer or less pronounced points of likeness. In zoology a family is less comprehesive than an order; in botany it is often considered the same thing as...
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family

(from the article `asteroid`) Within the main belt are groups of asteroids that cluster with respect to certain mean orbital elements (semimajor axis, eccentricity, and ...
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Family

(from the article `Ba Jin`) ...next four years Ba Jin published seven novels, most of them dealing with social concerns and attacking the traditional family system. Most famous ... Pa Chin, a prominent Anarchist, was the most popular novelist of the period. A prolific writer, he is known primarily for his autobiographical novel ... [...
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