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Definition of "offspring" []

  • The progeny or descendants of a person, animal, or plant considered as a group. (noun)
  • A child of particular parentage. (noun)
  • A result; a product. (noun)
  • The immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A product, outcome, or result (noun)

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Use "offspring" in a sentence
  • "As the result, the level of intelligence in offspring is (more or less) normally — i.e., "bell curve" — distributed among the offspring, with the average being the AVERAGE OF THE average of the parents 'intelligence and the racial average."
  • "* In primitive conditions, given the unsually demanding task (compared to other mammals) of raising human babies, paternal investment in offspring is required."
  • "When you help to give birth, the health and welfare of the offspring is always of great interest."