Definition of genealogy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdʒiːniˈælədʒi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒiːniˈælədʒi//
    (pl. genealogies) Family background
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  1. 1 [uncountable] the study of family history, including the study of who the ancestors of a particular person were See related entries: Family background
  2. 2[countable] a particular person’s line of ancestors; a diagram that shows this Wordfinderancestor, branch, descent, dynasty, family tree, genealogy, generation, inherit, relation, trace See related entries: Family background
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French and late Latin from Greek genealogia, from genea ‘race, generation’ + -logia (see -logy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: genealogy