family tree

fam·i·ly tree
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee tree]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li tri/
    • /ˈfæməli triː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee tree]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li tri/

Definitions of family tree words

  • noun family tree a genealogical chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of all members of a family or other genealogical group. 1
  • noun family tree genealogical chart 1
  • countable noun family tree A family tree is a chart that shows all the people in a family over many generations and their relationship to one another. 0
  • noun family tree a chart showing the genealogical relationships and lines of descent of a family 0
  • noun family tree a genealogical chart showing the relationship of ancestors and descendants in a given family 0
  • noun family tree all the ancestors and descendants in a given family 0

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Origin of family tree

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
First recorded in 1800-10

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Parts of speech for Family tree


family tree popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

family tree usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for family tree

noun family tree

  • ancestry — Your ancestry is the fact that you are descended from certain people.
  • descent — A descent is a movement from a higher to a lower level or position.
  • genealogy — a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.
  • heredity — the transmission of genetic characters from parents to offspring: it is dependent upon the segregation and recombination of genes during meiosis and fertilization and results in the genesis of a new individual similar to others of its kind but exhibiting certain variations resulting from the particular mix of genes and their interactions with the environment.
  • line — a thickness of glue, as between two veneers in a sheet of plywood.

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