a kinship group consisting of a family nucleus and various relatives, as grandparents, usually living in one household and functioning as a larger unit.
(loosely) one’s family conceived of as including aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and sometimes close friends and colleagues.
(sociol, anthropol) a social unit that contains the nuclear family together with blood relatives, often spanning three or more generations
A type of family in which relatives in addition to parents and children (such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins) live in a single household. A nuclear family forms the core of an extended family.
- Extended family therapy
extended family therapy n. Family therapy that involves family members who are outside the nuclear family but are closely associated with it.
noun, Meteorology. 1. a forecast of weather conditions beyond the normal two-day forecast period.
- Extended fortran language
noun, Computers. 1. the design and coding of programs by a methodology (top-down) that successively breaks problems into smaller, nested subunits.
- Extended graphics array
hardware (XGA) An IBM display standard introduced in 1990. XGA supports a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels with a palette of 256 colours, or 640 x 480 with high colour (16 bits per pixel). XGA-2 added 1024 x 768 support for high colour and higher refresh rates, improved performance, and supports 1360 x 1024 […]