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noun     pedigree pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] the parents, grandparents etc of an animal, or a list of them
    1. a.
      an animal whose parents, grandparents etc were all of the same breed (=type)

      Their dog is a pedigree.

  2. 2
    [countable] all the past experiences or achievements of someone or something, especially when this shows that they are good or successful

    The law firm’s pedigree is impeccable.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] someone’s parents and other family members from the past, especially in families of a high social class


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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