class
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French classe, from Latin classis group called to military service, fleet, class; perhaps akin to Latin calare to call — more at low Date: 1602 1. a. a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject b. the period during which such a body meets c. a course of instruction d. a body of students or alumni whose year of graduation is the same 2. a. a group sharing the same economic or social status <
the working class
>
b. social rank; especially high social rank c. high quality ; elegance <
a hotel with class
>
3. a group, set, or kind sharing common attributes: as a. a major category in biological taxonomy ranking above the order and below the phylum or division b. a collection of adjacent and discrete or continuous values of a random variable c. set 21 4. a division or rating based on grade or quality 5. the best of its kind <
the class of the league
>
6. a data type in object-oriented programming that consists of a group of objects with the same properties and behaviors and that is arranged in a hierarchy with other such data types — compare object II. transitive verb Date: 1705 classify

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of persons) / (as of pupils pursuing the same studies) / (of animate or inanimate objects, including orders, genera, and species), / , , , , , , , , , , ,


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