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class

 [klas]
1. a taxonomic category subordinate to a phylum or subphylum and superior to an order.
2. in statistics, a subgroup of a population for which certain variables measured for individuals in the population fall within specific limits.

class

(klas),
In biologic classification, the next division below the phylum (or subphylum) and above the order.
[L. classis, a class, division]

class

(klas)
1. a taxonomic category subordinate to a phylum and superior to an order.
2. a subgroup of a population for which certain variables fall between specific limits.

class

(klăs)
n.
1. A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category.
2. Biology A taxonomic category ranking below a phylum or division and above an order.
3. Statistics An interval in a frequency distribution.
tr.v. classed, classing, classes
To arrange, group, or rate according to qualities or characteristics; assign to a class; classify.

class

A group of objects (persons, places or things) with properties (attributes, methods, relationships and semantics) shared by all members of the class.

class

Biology A taxonomic division of a phylum which is in turn divided into orders. See Genus, Order, Phylon Vox populi A grouping of any type. See Age class, Inhalation class, Management class.

CLASS

Neurology A clinical trial–Clomethiazole Acute Stroke Study Rheumatology A clinical trial–Celecoxib/Celebrex Long-term Arthritis Safety Study, which compared a proprietary Cox-2 inhibitor to standard NSAIDs

class

(klas)
In biologic classification, the next division below the phylum (or subphylum) and above the order.
[L. classis, a class, division]

class

a TAXON below the level of phylum and above order; related classes make up a phylum just as related orders make up a class. See CLASSIFICATION.

class

1. a group of similar objects or values selected as a part of a classification.
2. a taxonomic category subordinate to a phylum and superior to an order.
3. a group of variables all of which show a value falling between certain limits.

class action
an exemplary court case fought on behalf of a number of litigants who can expect to be treated in the same way as the contesting litigant.
class limits
the highest and lowest values eligible to be included in a class when data are being classified or grouped.
class mark
the value selected to represent all of the values in a class. It may be the median or average value.
class midpoint
the average of the upper and lower limits of a class.
class switching
when a B lymphocyte changes over from producing one type of immunoglobulins to another.
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The compiler uses EX expressions to represent instance variable values and multisets of MX expressions to represent invoked methods.
As part of this transformation, we also introduced a new instance variable into the body class.
Recall that the model of computation imposes the constraint that a method cannot access an instance variable declared in a class from which its receiver's class inherits.
When the operation executes, it can access the parameters, invoke other operations, or access the instance variables of the receiver.
The instance-variables condition ensures that if the parallel execution invokes the same multiset of operations as the serial execution, the values of the instance variables will be the same at the end of the parallel execution as at the end of the serial execution.
The invoked-operations condition provides the foundation for the application of the instance variables condition: it ensures that all parallel executions invoke the same multiset of operations (and therefore execute the same object sections) as the serial execution.
They support operations that directly access global variables and instance variables of objects other than the receiver of the operation.
Auxiliary methods may return values, read and write reference parameters, compute extent constant values, or invoke other auxiliary methods, but they do not write instance variables, read instance variables that other methods in the extent may write, read variables that may not contain extent constant values, or invoke full methods.