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From Middle English genealogie, genologie, genelogie, from Old French genealogie (Modern French généalogie), from Late Latin genealogia, from Ancient Greek γενεαλογία (genealogía), from γενεά (geneá, generation, descent) and -λογία (-logía, study of).

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  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒiniˈɑlədʒi/, /ˌd͡ʒiniˈælədʒi/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌdʒiːniˈælədʒi/, (sometimes proscribed) /ˌdʒiːniˈɒlədʒi/
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  • Hyphenation: ge‧ne‧al‧o‧gy

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genealogy (countable and uncountable, plural genealogies)

  1. (countable) The descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; lineage or pedigree.
  2. (countable) A record or table of such descent; a family tree.
  3. (uncountable) The study, and formal recording of such descents.

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