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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.

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  • 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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Examples

  • Since all our models in - herit from ActiveRecord:: Base, so far we have always relied on the initialization func - tion in the parent class (also called the superclass).

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  • You'd see a growing underclass - and a growing 'superclass' of the privately educated children of the rich.

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  • As a member of that "superclass," his writing should provide a necessary insight into the construction of this "New World Order."

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  • ClassInherits (ClassObject, ClassName); would see if ClassObject was a "superclass" of ClassName

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  • Instead, "it's culture that has created class", including "a new celebrity superclass", which seems to consist of the likes of David Beckham and Kate Moss.

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  • "These plugged-in traders have an edge that puts them in a superclass," Mr. Uzzi says.

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  • Class warfare is not doggedly pursuing laws and policies that eliminate the middle class and create a superclass of poor under a miniature, ultrawealthy plutocracy.

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  • There is nothing ever important in these magazines, except for the superclass selling impossible dreams; luxury beauty power.

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