[jee-nee-ol-uh-jee, -al-, jen-ee-] /ˌdʒi niˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˈæl-, ˌdʒɛn i-/
noun, plural genealogies.
a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.
the study of family ancestries and histories.
descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.
Biology. a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry:
The various species of Darwin’s finches form a closely knit genealogy.
noun (pl) -gies
the direct descent of an individual or group from an ancestor
the study of the evolutionary development of animals and plants from earlier forms
a chart showing the relationships and descent of an individual, group, genes, etc
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-)
[jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. capable of producing or creating. 2. pertaining to the production of offspring. 3. Linguistics. /ˈdʒɛnərətɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to the production of offspring, parts, etc: a generative cell 2. capable of producing or originating adj. early 15c., from generate + -ive. Use in […]
[juh-net-ik] /dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. Biology. pertaining or according to . 2. of, relating to, or produced by ; genic. 3. of, relating to, or influenced by or origins. /dʒɪˈnɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to genetics, genes, or the origin of something adj. “pertaining to origins,” coined 1831 by Carlyle from Greek genetikos “genitive,” […]
[jen-yoo-in] /ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn/ adjective 1. possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique. 2. properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox. 3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person. 4. descended from the original stock; pure in breed: a genuine […]
[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions. adj. 1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.