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English noun: family unit

1. family unit (group) primary social group; parents and children

SamplesHe wanted to have a good job before starting a family.


Broader (hypernym)clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe

Narrower (hyponym)couple, man and wife, marriage, married couple, match, mates

Instance hyponymBronte sisters, Marx Brothers

Member holonymchild, kid, parent, sib, sibling

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