In the context of family, the term "immediate" refers to member of the family connected by birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership, or cohabitation.
Is t here a term that refers to the rest of the family?
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I'd suggest you probably want distant:-
- Far apart in relationship: a distant cousin.
I think I like “external” as my opposite of immediate family. Immediate are those in my family reunion photos, those I see or discuss or think about on a regular basis. Everyone else is outside of my window of immediate or typically secondary importance. Therefore they are externally important family. That works yes?