Offspring vs Clan - What's the difference?

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Offspring is a related term of clan.

As nouns the difference between offspring and clan

is that offspring is a person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children while clan is .




  • A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children.
  • All a person's descendants, including further generations.
  • An animal or plant's progeny, an animal or plant's young.
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  • (figuratively) Another produce, result of an entity's efforts.
  • (computing) A process launched by another process.
  • Usage notes

    * The form offsprings is also used for the plural, especially the computing sense.


    * baby/babies, child/children, issue (plural only), get * (all descendants) descendants, lineage, progeny, get, binary clone


    * genitor (rare), parent, progenitor, father (male), mother (female) * (descendants) ancestors, forbears/forebears, forefathers

    Derived terms

    * donor offspring * parent-offspring conflict



    (wikipedia clan)


    (en noun)
  • (anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
  • A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
  • Any association of people behaving clannishly.
  • (video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
  • A badger colony.
  • Derived terms

    * clannish * matriclan * patriclan


    * Dutch: (l) * German: (l)