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subfamily

Definition of Subfamily

(noun) A family that lives with another family.

Example of Subfamily

Subfamily Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈˌsəbˈˌfæm(ə)li/
    • British English
      • /ˈsʌbˌfam(ᵻ)li/
      • /ˈsʌbˌfaml̩i/
  • Syllabification: (sub·fam·i·ly)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: subfamily
  • Variant spelling: sub-family

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Cite the Definition of Subfamily

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “subfamily.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/subfamily/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

subfamily. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/subfamily/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “subfamily.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/subfamily/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“subfamily.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/subfamily/>.