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child meaning

EN[tʃaɪld] [-aɪld]
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  • Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.
  • Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe,
  • There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education, bullying, child poverty, dysfunctional families and in developing countries, hunger.
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    Definition of child in English Dictionary

  • NounPLchildrenPLchilder
    1. A human between birth and puberty.
      1. A person below the age of adulthood; a minor (generally below 18 years of age or below the legal age of responsibility or accountability).
        1. One's daughter or son; an offspring.
          1. Her child is in 1st grade. ‎
          2. My youngest child is forty-three. ‎
        2. (figuratively) An offspring; one born in, or considered a product of the culture of, a place.
          1. (figuratively) A member of a tribe, a people or a race of beings; one born into or considered a product of a people.
            1. (figuratively) A thing or abstraction derived from or caused by something.
              1. Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war. ‎
            2. (computing) A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object.
              1. The child node then stores the actual data of the parent node. ‎
            3. OBS A female infant; a girl.
            4. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • The other a conservative, sensory child with a tendency to overdeliberation.
                • The child seized upon the cat's tail as soon as it was within reach. ‎
                • His children survived him; he was survived by his children.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Children may act up in class in an effort to get attention.
                • Children who do not receive enough attention may begin to play up.
                • Children naturally gravitate to such a big, friendly man.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Teachers should also avoid setting long poems in the lower and middle classes to be absorbed in homœopathical doses during the whole of a long term by the unfortunate children.
                • Have a heart and be lenient with him; he's only a child.
                • Margaret Thatcher is a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Denis Thatcher is Thatcher's husband, and Mark Thatcher and Carol Thatcher are Thatcher's children.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Nouns with irregular plurals
                  • Countable nouns
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                1. en children
                2. en childhood
                3. en childish
                4. en childlike
                5. en childbirth
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "child" is a noun, more specifically, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
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