HyperDic: paternity

English > 3 senses of the word paternity:
NOUNstatepaternitythe state of being a father
relationpaternity, fatherhoodthe kinship relation between an offspring and the father
actpaternity, authorshipthe act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
paternity > pronunciation
Soundspahter'nihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > paternity: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being a father.
Example"tests were conducted to determine paternity"
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Adjectivespaternalcharacteristic of a father
English > paternity: 3 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe kinship relation between an offspring and the father.
Synonymfatherhood
Broaderkinship, family relationship, relationship(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
Spanishpaternidad
Adjectivespaternalrelated on the father's side
English > paternity: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing.
Synonymauthorship
Broaderinitiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationThe act of starting something for the first time

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