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Q: what is a family
A: In human context, a family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage), or co-residence/shared consumption.
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Updated 6/8/2014 8:38:14 PM
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In human context, a family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage), or co-residence/shared consumption.
Added 1/19/2014 3:20:49 PM
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In a classification context, a family is a taxonomic group containing one or more genera.
Added 3/30/2014 8:04:03 AM
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Family is a group of of people consisting a mother and father and their offspring. This a circle of important people in our lives that we treasure the most.But sometimes it depends upon the person on how he/she sees this word, sometimes family may define as group of people who are providing care and love for us not considering if they are your biological family or not.
Added 6/8/2014 8:32:14 PM
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drhawk, you have to provide sources with your answers. Please follow the rules.
Added 3/30/2014 8:19:50 AM
My source was a general reference source. I used the Pocket Oxford American Dictionary of Current English copyright 2002.
Added 3/30/2014 11:41:02 AM
You have to find a source online that you can link to.
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Family is a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not: the traditional family.
Added 4/1/2014 8:22:39 PM
hannah06, the question was already answered. Also, you have to provide a source with each answer to confirm accuracy. Please review the rules.
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