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

  • n. A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum and above a class.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A taxon ranking below a phylum and above a class.
  • n. A high-level class that passes attributes and methods down the hierarchy to subclasses.
  • v. (computing, object-oriented programming) To create a superclass of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A group embracing two or more classes, or a single class contrasting with such a combination.

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

  • n. (biology) a taxonomic class below a phylum and above a class


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