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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)

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.

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."