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ænˈsɛs trəlan·ces·tral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial, transmissibleadjective

    inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent

    "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"

  2. ancestraladjective

    of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

Wiktionary

  1. ancestraladjective

    Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.

    Etymology: ancestral, from ancestre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ancestraladjective

    of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate

Entomology

  1. Ancestral

    primitive; inherited from an earlier form or ancestor.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancestral in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancestral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ancestral in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “If evolution almost always occurs by rapid speciation in small, peripheral isolates, then what should the fossil record look like? We are not likely to detect the event of speciation itself. It happens too fast, in too small a group, isolated too far from the ancestral range ...

  2. Giulio Rimondi:

    The ways of society were more ancestral than what I expected, but in a cultural way.

  3. Auma Obama:

    Given that his own mission under the Obama Foundation is to inspire and empower people to change the world, his attendance at this event at our ancestral home, where our father was laid to rest, is of great significance to me.

  4. Michal Feldman:

    This ancestral component is derived from Europe, or to be more specific, from southern Europe, so the ancestors of the Philistines must have traveled across the Mediterranean and arrived in Ashkelon sometime between the end of the Bronze age and the beginning of the Iron age, there would be a lot more that we can say if we had more data, for example we could maybe more precisely pinpoint the source of this migration.

  5. Daniel Field:

    Today, birds are the most diverse and globally widespread group of terrestrial vertebrate animals -- there are nearly 11,000 living species, only a handful of ancestral bird lineages succeeded in surviving the mass extinction event 66 million years ago, and all of today's amazing living bird diversity can be traced to these ancient survivors.

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