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Meaning of FAMILY UNIT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
 
 Synonyms: family
 
 See Also: child, clan, couple, kid, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, man and wife, marriage, married couple, Marx Brothers, match, mates, parent, sib, sibling, tribe

 

 

Glossary
 
 Definition: among chimpanzees, a small group consisting of a mother with some or all of her offspring.
 

 

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