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ge·ne·al·o·gy

(jē'nē-al'ŏ-jē),
1. Heredity.
2. The explicit assembly of the descent of a person or family; it may be of any length.
[G. genea, descent, + logos, study]

genealogy

(jē′nē-ŏl′ə-jē, -ăl′-, jĕn′ē-)
n. pl. genealo·gies
1. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
3. The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.

ge′ne·a·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ge′ne·a·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′ne·al′o·gist n.

ge·ne·al·o·gy

(jē'nē-ol'ŏ-jē)
1. Heredity.
2. The explicit assembly of the descent of a person or family; it may be of any length.
[G. genea, descent, + logos, study]

genealogy

The study of the ancestry of an individual or group. Such investigations are particularly important in tracing the inheritance of genetically transmitted conditions or traits. One of the most important collections of genealogical information is in the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (i.e., the Mormon Church) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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As with the Trottier brigade, we can represent these connections genealogically (see Figure 4).
Contact and interaction of English with genealogically and typologically different languages, like in South Asia with the Indo-Aiyan and Dravidian languages and in Africa with Niger-Congo group of languages, resulted in the origin of new varieties of English e.
These, in turn, appeared to have heterogeneous proportions from the other three genetic groups, probably highlighting groups of individuals that are genealogically related.
The Brechtian reference of Godard's work further reflects upon its genealogically complicating mediation of the relation of Scorsese's to Powell's filmmaking.
Yet despite the disparagement Abu El-Haj casts upon the Jewish tradition of Israelite descent and the political implications drawn from that belief, the fact is that genealogically there is evidence, in the male line, of significant common Middle Eastern roots.
Ravenna has received due attention fi'om modem Italian and German researchers who have understood Ravenna's historical significance genealogically, as a kind of cultural womb "to which we owe everything and out of which we are come.
After introducing genealogically and descriptively the main elements of the problem, there are presented the main actors involved directly or indirectly in the configuration of the whole issue.
Genealogically, the earliest cinematic models Soderbergh engages in his free-wheeling adaptation of Kafka are rooted in a filmic ancestry which predates the modernist auteur noir of Orson Welles.
The kotamb is usually a large, extended family and may include kin who are genealogically separated by several degrees of collaterality.
This, in our hypothetical case, would mean that all Bs are agnatically related--that is to say, related genealogically 'upwards' (in a diagram) or 'backwards' (in time) through paternal links but not all persons agnatically related to Bs need to be members of the group with that name.
Perhaps the coresidents of a dwelling will come to be more and more commensal, recruited to household membership primarily by genealogically close kin ties, their individual expenditures coordinated in an agreed household budget.

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