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tribe

 [trīb]
a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).

tribe

(trīb),
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]

tribe

(trīb) a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).

tribe

(trīb)
n.
1. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
2. Biology A taxonomic category ranking below a family or subfamily and above a genus and usually containing several genera.

tribe

Etymology: L, tribus
a taxonomic division of organisms, subordinate to a family and superior to a genus, or subtribe.

tribe

(trīb)
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]

tribe

a taxonomic category between genus and subfamily, used mainly in the CLASSIFICATION of plants.

tribe

a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).
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His emotional attachment to tribal societies is evident.
Diamond argues further that tribal societies are considerably more violent than industrialized societies and that 'most small-scale societies [are] trapped in.
Seemingly diverse topics, they were essential to Teddy who had the nerve to question the basic assumptions of the society in which he was living and to look to the great masters for alternatives: Kropotkin, Gandhi, and millenarian movements of every persuasion, and of course the earth's manifold, ancient, diverse tribal societies.
After all, the children of your father's brother and the children of your mother's brother share the same amount of common genes with you but, in tribal societies, seldom are considered equally close relatives.
In three chapters that address "War After the Cold War," "Assessing Enemies," and "Tribes and Clans," the authors posit that these tribal societies will comprise the enemies of the future for the United States.
In tribal societies like those in southern Africa the significant transitions into new life stages are ritually supported in what social anthropologists call 'rites of passage'.
Tribal societies thrived for thousands of years under communitarian structures that treated nature as common property.
As the tasks of providing food, clothing, and shelter were divided between men and women in tribal societies, she says, women became the primary weavers because they could perform that activity while tending children.
In tribal societies such as the native American Indians and the Aborigines of Australia telepathy is accepted as a normal human faculty, while Western society considered it a special ability belonging to mystics and psychics.
Anti-American sentiment is strong, but tribal societies remain (in Samawah) and so the possibility of foreign forces intruding into the area is very low,'' the official said.
Gottwald's ideological preference for simple tribal societies is embedded in a matrix of metaphysical and epistemological assumptions that cannot be tackled in a book review.
Apparently, in certain tribal societies the spoken language contains no word that corresponds to "musician.

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