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genealogical Syllabification: ge·ne·a·log·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌjēnēəˈläjək(ə)l/

Definition of genealogical in English:


Of or relating to the study or tracing of lines of family descent: genealogical research
More example sentences
  • He starts with Kennedy's maternal and paternal grandparents and traces the genealogical line to Kennedy himself.
  • A new series of documentaries is being planned which will undertake the most ambitious genealogical study in history.
  • Tours of local studies and genealogical searches will be provided by library staff.


Pronunciation: /ˌjēnēəˈläjək(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Whereas this same sort of native poetic dearth will inspire fifteenth- and sixteenth-century humanists to link themselves genealogically to classical antecedents, for Horace such a linking is unthinkable.
  • In Hawaii, for instance, chiefs were genealogically related to gods and, as a result, were believed to possess sacred power called mana.
  • That is, genes from genealogically distant bacterial species seem just as likely to enter a host species as do genes from closely related species.


Late 16th century: from French généalogique, via medieval Latin from Greek genealogikos, from genealogia (see genealogy).

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