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Noun
People, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended
“The group is bound together and linked with three generations of ancestors through a ceremony called Shraddha.”
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Early versions of a machine, system, etc.
“I'm from the generation which sees PDA's as ancestors of the smartphone.”
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One's family or ethnic descent
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Persons relating to family, ancestors or relatives
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(roots) One's family, ethnic, or cultural origins
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Plural for a healthy and vigorous-rooted plant that is used in grafting, most commonly as a sound base to support a scion that bears desirable fruit in orchard culture
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Plural for a mother of someone's parent
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Plural for a person who institutes or establishes something
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Plural for a woman in relation to her child or children
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