(noun) A family consisting of two or more adult partners and their children and their children from previous relationships either living with them or nearby.
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- Plural: blended families
- A blended family can result from the combination of two or more divorced families or single-parent families.
- Also called:
- compound family
- melded family
- reconstituted family
- stepfamily (step-family)
- Blended family used in a sentence: Max and Jacky both have children from previous relationship but created a blended family when they married each other.