word class
noun Date: 1914 a linguistic form class whose members are words; especially part of speech

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Class (set theory) — In set theory and its applications throughout mathematics, a class is a collection of sets (or sometimes other mathematical objects) which can be unambiguously defined by a property that all its members share. The precise definition of class… …   Wikipedia

  • class-conscious — UK / US adjective influenced by a strong feeling of belonging to a particular social class and noticing differences between the classes Derived word: class consciousness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

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