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subclass

 [sub´klas]
a taxonomic category subordinate to a class and superior to an order.
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sub·class

(sŭb'klas),
In biologic classification, a division between class and order.
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subclass

(sŭb′klăs′)
n.
1. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class and above an order.
2. A subdivision of a set or class.
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sub·class

(sŭb'klas)
In biologic classification, a division between class and order.
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Four additional sub-classes (of problems 1, 3 and 4) as well as extra details and general suggestions are also summarized in Table 12.
We finish this section by showing the existence and non-existence of solutions of equation (1.1) in sub-classes of [M.sup.-].
Bug class has two sub-classes named MisConceptions and MissingConcepts.
The fourth option would see the creation of sub-classes within the broad classes but there would also be a general pool that could be tapped into for big pay-outs.
Sorting potential plaintiffs into sub-classes of various claims--including inadequate warning, design defect, and lack of efficacy--would require "tedious individual investigation," the judge wrote.
The strategy is political-social engineering on a grand scale, the creation of politically loyal sub-classes. It opens a gap between social classes into which any number of human sacrifices can be tossed--black people, brown people, sick people, poor people.
"The Postal Rate Commission accepted the revenue requirement of the Postal Service and how it carved it up among the classes and sub-classes of mail," explained Charles Robinson, senior analyst for the Postal Rate Commission (PRC).
There is no choice in this matter, no justification for splitting humans int o sub-classes (beautiful/ugly, saved/unsaved, etc.) and preferring one class to another.
In 1851, almost all (91.8%) of the sons were in the two "rural" subclasses of the primary sector (sub-classes IVc and VIIb) and the other categories were almost empty: 1% in classes I to III, 2.1% in the sub-class of the small business owners IVab, and 5.2% in manual industrial occupations (V-VI and VIIa) (first column of Table 1).
Interestingly the modified-Sen index, which is not a member of the sub-classes of P or Q relevant in this case, provides the opposite ordering.
The plan would divide what is now second-class mail into two sub-classes and reward those periodicals that save the Post Office sorting time and shipping costs by giving them a lower rate.
Inheritance is the notion that related classes of objects behave similarly, and that sub-classes are able to inherit the proper behavior of their ancestors; it enhances software reuse across related classes.)