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offspring (plural offspring or offsprings)
- A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children.
- All of a person's descendants, including further generations.
- An animal or plant's progeny or young.
- 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
- In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
- (figuratively) Anything produced; the result of an entity's efforts.
- Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring.
- (computing) A process launched by another process.
- The plural offsprings is mainly used for the computing sense.
- (daughter(s) and/or son(s)): baby/babies, child/children, fruit of one's loins, issue (plural only), get, kid/kids
- (all descendants): binary clone, descendants, fruit of one's loins, get, lineage, progeny, seed
- (daughter(s) and/or son(s)): genitor (rare), parent, progenitor, father (male), mother (female)
- (descendants): ancestors, forbears/forebears, forefathers
plural or collective offspring (only males, only females, both sexes or sex unspecified)
singular offspring, animal's or plant's progeny
plural or collective offspring, animal's or plant's progeny
computing: process launched by another process
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