Definition of nuclear family in English:

nuclear family

Line breaks: nu|clear fam¦ily


  • A couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit.
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    • The nuclear family is the basic unit of social organization among the Motu.
    • As peasants came to the cities in search of work, the nuclear family replaced the extended family.
    • The domestic unit may be either a nuclear family or an extended family.

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