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subclass

Definition:

a taxonomic category below a class and above an order

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Plural:

subclasses

Member of:

class » phylum » kingdom

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

sub- + class
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

subclass | subset [sense-specific]

a principal subdivision of a class | [biology] a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a class | [mathematics] another name for "subset" ... (22 of 227 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Subclass [disambiguation]

may refer to: Subclass (biology), a taxonomic rank intermediate between class and superorder | Subclass (computer science), a class that is derived from another class or classes | Subclass (set theory), a class contained in some other class in the same... (39 of 113 words, 4 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

subclass

a primary division of a class. | a subordinate class, especially one of persons who lack the rights and privileges of the primary class. | [biology] a ... (25 of 51 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

subclass | subclasses [plural] | subclassed [past tense] | subclassing [present participle] | superclass [antonym, sense-specific]

[taxonomy] A rank directly below class | [computing] In object-oriented programming, an object class derived from another class (its superclass) from which it inherits a base set of properties and methods. | [transitive, computing] In object-oriented ... (34 of 43 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

subclass | subset [synonym]

a primary division of a class: as ; a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order ; "subset" [sense-specific] (24 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subclass

Oxford Dictionary:

subclass

a secondary or subordinate class. | [biology] : a taxonomic category that ranks below class and above order. (17 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/subclass

American Heritage Dictionary:

subclass

A subdivision of a set or class. | [biology] A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between a class and an order. (21 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

subclass

a subdivision of a class; specifically, any main natural subdivision of a class of plants or animals | [math] "subset" (19 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

social class [social differentiation] | class [synonym]

a group of people within a society who possess the same socioeconomic status. Besides being important in social theory, the concept of class as a ... (25 of 895 words, 4 images)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

class | classes [plural] | Class A/B/C etc | be in a class of your/its own | be in a different class from | not be in the same class as

[countable] one of the groups into which people in a society are divided ... | [countable] a group of students who are taught together: can be ... (25 of 708 words, 11 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class

class [transitive, often passive, verb] | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

to include someone or something in a particular group because they have similar features or qualities (16 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 40

class [usually before noun, British, informal, adjective]

extremely good (2 of 11 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 47

Columbia Encyclopedia:

classification | category | division | family | genus | kingdom | nomenclature, biological | biological nomenclature | order | ...

in biology, the systematic categorization of organisms into a coherent scheme. The original purpose of biological classification, or systematics, was ... (20 of 285 words)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

class [entry 1] | the class of '98/'99, etc. | class of '98/'99, etc.

a group of students who are taught together at school, college or university | a period of time in which students are taught something | "the class of ... (26 of 131 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 1

class [entry 2]

a group of people within society who have the same economic and social position (14 of 73 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 2

class [entry 3] | be in a class of your own | be in a class by itself/of its own | be in a class by itself its own | be in a class by of its own | be out of your class

a group into which goods, services or people are put according to their standard | [British] in Britain, the standard which someone has reached in ... (24 of 158 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 3

class [entry 4]

the quality of being stylish or fashionable (7 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 4

class [entry 5, specialized]

a group of related plants or animals, in the general classification of plants and animals (15 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 5

class [entry 6]

to consider someone or something to belong to a particular group because of their qualities (15 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 6

class [entry 7, informal]

very good (2 of 12 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 7

Encarta Dictionary:

subclass | subclasses [plural]

a smaller group among several into which a main class is divided | a subdivision of a class in the classification of plants and animals | Same as ... (26 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716420​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

subclass | subclasses [plural] | subclassed [past tense] | subclassing [present participle]

Origin: sub- + class

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/subclass

sub-

Origin: the Latin sub, meaning under

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sub-

class | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French classe, from Latin classis ("a class or division of the people, assembly of people, the whole body of citizens called to arms, the army, the fleet, later a class or division in general")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/class

Audio references

Wiktionary:

subclass | subclasses [plural] | subclassed [past tense] | subclassing [present participle]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "subclass"

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Collins Dictionary:

subclass

Audio: British English pronunciation of "subclass"

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the Free Dictionary:

subclass

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "subclass"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "subclass"

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Google Dictionary:

subclass | subclasses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "subclass"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

subclass

Audio: North American pronunciation of "subclass"

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YourDictionary Audio:

subclass

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "subclass" by speech synthesizer

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