from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum or its subdivisions and above a class.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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  • noun (biology) a taxonomic class below a phylum and above a class


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