Definition of Nuclear family

1. Noun. A family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner.

Exact synonyms: Conjugal Family
Generic synonyms: Family, Home, House, Household, Menage

Definition of Nuclear family

1. Noun. a family unit consisting of at most a father, mother and dependent children ¹

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Medical Definition of Nuclear family

1. A family composed of husband and wife with their children. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclear Family

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Literary usage of Nuclear family

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers' Eyes by Ritu Verma (2001)
"Non-conjugal relations within the nuclear family Western conceptualizations of the nuclear family are very different from the lived realities of Logoli men ..."

2. What Holds Us Together: Social Cohesion in South Africa by David Chidester, Phillip Dexter (2004)
"What both these studies revealed is that, on the whole, South Africans do not follow the nuclear family pattern and a relatively large proportion of ..."

3. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"The main purpose for including siblings of the drug abuse client in family therapy is to study the effects of treatment of the total nuclear family unit on ..."

4. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"But in mentioning the drawbacks of individual family, it may be mentioned that parents of nuclear family unit usually over protect their children which ..."

5. Statistical Inference from Genetic Data on Pedigrees by Elizabeth A. Thompson (2000)
"Now since both 231 and 331 are in the cutset, we can reduce the cutset size by peeling the nuclear family of which they are both members, ..."

6. State of the Nation: South Africa 2003-2004 by John Daniel, Adam Habib, Roger Southall (2004)
"Third, extended family households predominate in rural areas, while nuclear family households predominate in urban areas. Finally, while extended family ..."

7. South Korea: A Country Study by Andrea Matles Savada, William Shaw (1992)
"Contrary to the Confucian ideal, the nuclear family consisting of a husband, wife, and children is becoming predominant in contemporary South Korea. ..."

8. Demography: Textbook for the South African Student by Willem Petrus Mostert (1998)
"When studying nuptiality, it is important to analyse the life cycle of the nuclear family, because the nuclear family is characterised by sequential events ..."

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