Non-genealogical



[jee-nee-ol-uh-jee, -al-, jen-ee-] /ˌdʒi niˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˈæl-, ˌdʒɛn i-/

noun, plural genealogies.
1.
a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.
2.
the study of family ancestries and histories.
3.
descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.
4.
Biology. a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry:
The various species of Darwin’s finches form a closely knit genealogy.
/ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the direct descent of an individual or group from an ancestor
2.
the study of the evolutionary development of animals and plants from earlier forms
3.
a chart showing the relationships and descent of an individual, group, genes, etc
n.

early 14c., “line of descent, pedigree, descent,” from Old French genealogie (12c.), from Late Latin genealogia “tracing of a family,” from Greek genealogia, from genea “generation, descent” (see genus) + -logia (see -logy). An Old English word for it was folctalu, literally “folk tale.” Meaning “study of family trees” is from 1768.

genealogy ge·ne·al·o·gy (jē’nē-ŏl’ə-jē, -āl’-, jěn’ē-)
n.

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