Nuclear-family meaning

A family unit consisting of at most a father, mother and dependent children.
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A family unit consisting of a mother and father and their children.
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A basic social unit consisting of parents and their dependent children living in one household.
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Nuclear family is defined as parents and their minor children who are living under one roof.

An example of a nuclear family is a mom, dad and their kids.

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Origin of nuclear-family

  • From nuclear basic, cardinal, central

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition