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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A subdivision of a set or class.
  • n. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between a class and an order.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rank directly below class
  • n. In object-oriented programming, an object class derived from another class (its superclass) from which it inherits a base set of properties and methods.
  • v. In object-oriented programming, to create a subclass of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the natural groups, more important than an order, into which some classes are divided.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prime subdivision of a class; in zoology and botany, a division or group of a grade between the class and the order; a superorder.
  • n. In petrography, in the quantitative classification of igneous rocks (see rock), a division between class and order, based on the relative proportions of the two subgroups of the preponderant group of standard minerals.
  • To place in a sub-class or secondary division of its class.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (biology) a taxonomic category below a class and above an order

Etymologies

sub- +‎ class (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • _Difficulty of entitling a subclass corresponding to every combination.

    The Classification of Patents

  • If the title had been Planers, Reciprocating beds, the indication would be that the subclass was a part subclass to receive planer beds only.

    The Classification of Patents

  • Difficulty of entitling a subclass corresponding to every combination.

    The Classification of Patents

  • I have a Control class ChildFoo defined as a subclass of control class

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  • The CR6261 antibody, however, was not effective for the H3 subclass, which is a common human influenza virus, because a sugar molecule blocks the epitope.

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  • Another special column is column 1, event subclass, which is shared by some of the events.

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  • ActionExtends creates an inheritance relationship between two classes, called the subclass and the superclass.

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  • ActionExtends offers the ability to create a relationship between two classes, called the subclass and the superclass.

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  • "subclass", the hero will be well equipped to overcome these challenges.

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  • "subclass," the hero will be well equipped to overcome these challenges.

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