1. (relative) 
My ancestors immigrated to the United States from Germany.Mis antepasados inmigraron a los Estados Unidos desde Alemania.
b. el ancestro (M)la ancestra (F) (Latin America) 
My ancestors on my father's side came from the region of Catalonia.Mis ancestros de parte de padre provienen de la región de Cataluña.
2. (predecessor) 
This machine doesn't work any better than its ancestor.Esta máquina no funciona para nada mejor que su antecesora.
This version of the prototype has some advantages over its ancestor.Esta versión del prototipo tiene algunas ventajas sobre su predecesora.
1. (general) 
a. el ancestro m, antepasado(a) (M)la ancestro m, antepasado(a) (F) 
ancestor [ˈænsɪstəʳ]
1 (person) antepasadoaantepasada (m) (f);a antepasada
Our daily lives are so different from those of our ancestors He could trace his ancestors back 700 years
2 [of machine, idea, organization] antecesoraantecesora (m) (f);a antecesora predecesorapredecesora (m) (f);a predecesora
The immediate ancestor of rock 'n' roll is rhythm-and-blues ...a rare pack of Devatara cards, a possible Indian ancestor of the Tarot important ancestor of later international organizations including the UN
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