[ jee-nee-ol-uh-jee, -al-, jen-ee- ]
/ ˌdʒi niˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˈæl-, ˌdʒɛn i- /
noun, plural ge·ne·al·o·gies.
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.
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Origin of genealogy
SYNONYMS FOR genealogy
1 See pedigree.
OTHER WORDS FROM genealogy
ge·ne·a·log·i·cal [jee-nee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, jen-ee-] /ˌdʒi ni əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌdʒɛn i-/, ge·ne·a·log·ic, adjectivege·ne·a·log·i·cal·ly, adverbge·ne·al·o·gist, nounnon·ge·ne·a·log·ic, adjective
non·ge·ne·a·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·ge·ne·a·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby genealogy
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British Dictionary definitions for non-genealogical
/ (ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪ) /
noun plural -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
Derived forms of genealogygenealogical (ˌdʒiːnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or genealogic, adjectivegenealogically, adverbgenealogist, noun
Word Origin for genealogy
C13: from Old French genealogie, from Late Latin geneālogia, from Greek, from genea race
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Medical definitions for non-genealogical
[ jē′nē-ŏl′ə-jē, -ăl′-, jĕn′ē- ]
A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
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