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Definitions of nuclear family on the Web:

A family unit consisting of parents and their dependent children.
www.modernhumanorigins.com/n.html

A pair of biologic parents and their children.
www.kumc.edu/gec/gloss.html

a woman and/or husband and dependent children.
oregonstate.edu/dept/anthropology/glossary2.htm

A married couple and their unmarried children living together. (See 291)
highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072435569/student_view0/glossary.html

Consists of a husband, wife, and their offspring.
www.consumerbehavior.net/glossary.htm

A family comprised of one or two parents and their dependent children, all of whom live apart from other relatives.
www.sociologyessentials-2nded.nelson.com/glossary4.html

a family where only two generations live together (eg parents and children, but no grandparents)
www.ycc.ac.uk/yc/CHILD/wordglossary%20pages/cswordglossary_l_p.htm

Membership within household includes one man, one woman, and their children, if any.
www.accd.edu/sac/soci/gpimente/1370/Mort.htm

a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn
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