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  1. A person who has not yet reached adulthood, whether natural (puberty), cultural (initiation), or legal (majority); Template:Label a female child, a girl.
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      A boy or a child, I wonder?
    • 1876, "C" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IV, p. 616:
      Our English ch (pronounced tch) for original c (as in chin for Old English cin, child for cild) is due probably to Norman influence, but here, as often, it is difficult to differentiate the results of the many disturbing causes which have operated upon our language.
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  2. Template:Label One's son or daughter, regardless of age.
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  3. Template:Label One's descendants, regardless of age.
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  4. Template:Label A figurative offspring, particularly:
    1. A person considered a product of a place or culture, a member of a tribe or culture, regardless of age.
      He is a child of his times.
      • 1984, Mary Jane Matz, The Many Lives of Otto Kahn: A Biography, page 5:
        For more than forty years, he preached the creed of art and beauty. He was heir to the ancient wisdom of Israel, a child of Germany, a subject of Great Britain, later an American citizen, but in truth a citizen of the world.
      • 2009, Edward John Moreton Dunsany, Tales of Wonder, page 64:
        Plash-Goo was of the children of the giants, whose sire was Uph. And the lineage of Uph had dwindled in bulk for the last five hundred years, till the giants were now no more than fifteen foot high; but Uph ate elephantsTemplate:...
    2. Anything derived from or caused by something.
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    3. Template:Lb A data item, process, or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another.
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      • 2011, John Mongan, Noah Kindler, Eric Giguère, Programming Interviews Exposed
        The algorithm pops the stack to obtain a new current node when there are no more children (when it reaches a leaf).

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