One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A family which extends beyond the nuclear family to include grandparents and other relatives.
relatives, relations, blood relations, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, kindred, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, connectionsView synonyms
- ‘In extended families, the network of relatives acts as a close-knit community.’
- ‘In 1996, 21% of all people were living as a part of an extended family.’
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