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kinship network

the system of formal and informal relationships that make up an extended family in a given culture or society, typically based on blood ties, marriage, or adoption. The analysis of kinship networks and descent groups in preindustrial societies has been a major concern of cultural anthropology. See also relationship system. Also called kinship system.

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upper hinge

upper hinge

the point in a distribution of values above which lie one fourth of the data and below which lie the other three fourths of the data. It is equivalent to the third quartile. Compare lower hinge.