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families, plural;
  1. Designed to be suitable for children as well as adults
    • - a family newspaper
  1. A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household

  2. A group of people related to one another by blood or marriage
    • - friends and family can provide support
  3. The children of a person or couple
    • - she has the sole responsibility for a large family
  4. A person or people related to one and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy
    • - I could not turn him away, for he was family
  5. A group of people united in criminal activity

  6. A principal taxonomic category that ranks above genus and below order, usually ending in -idae (in zoology) or -aceae (in botany)

  7. A group of objects united by a significant shared characteristic

  8. A group of curves or surfaces obtained by varying the value of a constant in the equation generating them

  9. All the descendants of a common ancestor
    • - the house has been owned by the same family for 300 years
  10. A race or group of peoples from a common stock

  11. All the languages ultimately derived from a particular early language, regarded as a group
    • - the Austronesian language family

  1. 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"
  2. primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
  3. class: a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
  4. people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
  5. kin: a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"
  6. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
  7. In human context, a family (from Latin: familiare) is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence. In most societies it is the principal institution for the socialization of children. ...
  8. Family is a television drama series that aired on RTÉ One and BBC One in 1994. It was written by Roddy Doyle the author of The Commitments.
  9. Family is a 2001 Japanese yakuza film directed by Takashi Miike.
  10. Family were an English rock band that formed in Late 1966 and disbanded in October 1973. Their style has been characterised as progressive rock, although their sound often explores other genres, incorporating elements of such styles as folk, psychedelia, acid, jazz fusion and basic rock and roll ...
  11. In biological classification, family (familia) is * a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. ...
  12. The family, although recognized as fundamental from Adam Smith on, received little systematic treatment in economics before the 1950s. A significant exception was Thomas Malthus's model of population growth. ...
  13. A father, mother and their sons and daughters; also called nuclear family; A group of people related by blood, marriage, law, or custom; A kin, tribe; also called extended family; A rank in the classification of organisms, below order and above genus; a taxon at that rank; A group of people ...
  14. (Familyism) The focus on the family of American culture, in which we sometimes sacrifice the public good and environmental health for the good of our families.
  15. (Families) Households in which one or more persons in the household are related to the householder (formerly, the head of the household) by birth, marriage or adoption. The Census tabulates only one family per household. These data are Census 2000 and Esri's 2008 projections.
  16. (Families) (a) Organization of matter particles into three groups, with each group being known as a family. The particles in each successive family differ from those in the previous by being heavier, but carry the same electric and nuclearforce charges. ...
  17. (Families) Centrally unplanned associations that must be treated differently by government, based on how well they promote the socialist state’s values. ...
  18. (Families) Get an e-mail account for everyone in the family - put an end to lost messages and "snooping."
  19. (Families) Looking at remedies from the standpoint of botanical relationships, animal groupings, or place in the Periodic Table.
  20. (Families) Relationships in which people live together with commitment, form an economic unit and care for any young, and consider their identity to be significantly attached to the group.
  21. (Families) are parametric 3D building components used in Revit.
  22. (families) 1. In taxonomy, term applied to subcategories within orders. 2. Term applied to a group of similar things, such as languages, chromosomes, etc. PICTURE
  23. Geekdo defines this as a group of games, articles, paraphernalia associated under a single identifying factor. Examples include Dungeons & Dragons and GURPS
  24. a family of knots is a knot grouping that I feel belong together. I am the final arbiter on my website, but feel free to argue with me. 8)
  25. Hominidae (upright posture, large brain, stereoscopic vision, flat face, hands and feet have different specializations)