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English noun: offspring

1. offspring (person) the immediate descendants of a person

SamplesShe was the mother of many offspring.
He died without issue.

Synonymsissue, progeny

Broader (hypernym)relation, relative

Narrower (hyponym)baby, bastard, by-blow, child, eldest, firstborn, grandchild, heir, illegitimate, illegitimate child, kid, love child, successor, whoreson

2. offspring (event) something that comes into existence as a result

SamplesIndustrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring.
This skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts.

Synonymsmaterialisation, materialization

Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

3. offspring (animal) any immature animal


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

Narrower (hyponym)hatchling, orphan, spat, young bird, young fish, young mammal

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