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superclass

 [soo´per-klas]
a taxonomic category sometimes established, subordinate to a phylum and superior to a class.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

superclass

(so͞o′pər-klăs′)
n.
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum or its subdivisions and above a class.
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superclass

(soo′pĕr-klăs)
In taxonomy, a category between a phylum and a class.
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Recall that well-known superclasses of balanced graphs are perfect graphs and hereditary clique-Helly graphs.
The supercharacters and superclasses of the unipotent unitary group are indexed by labeled set partitions.
This way, inheritance is resolved by extending the content of the subclass to include the attributes defined in the superclasses. Handling the inheritance relationship in this way is more natural because it is not supported in XML.
Another example is finding the subclasses or superclasses of a class.
Classes are organized into a subclass hierarchy such that the prescribed attributes of superclasses can be inherited by the subclasses.
While there are many supercharacter theories of [U.sub.n], we will focus on the supercharacter theory scf([U.sub.n]) obtained by the following superclasses. Let u,v [member of] [U.sub.n] be in the same superclass if there exist a,b [member of] [U.sub.n] and t [member of] [T.sub.n] such that
Similarly, superclasses are often defined via the process of generalization.
For intersite distribution, the most appropriate concern is breaking the system into appropriate components and placing them at the required site--ensuring that the data, methods and superclasses required for processing are locally available.
In a series of papers, Andre developed a cruder theory that lumps together various conjugacy classes into "superclasses" and considers certain sums of irreducible characters as "supercharacters." The two structures are compatible (so supercharacters are constant on superclasses).
The application has a reasonably rich class hierarchy including superclasses, inner classes, static and private variables, class variables and constructors.
In embedded prototyping, all the methods valid on an object are contained in the object itself, that is, they are not searched for in a list of superclasses.
The superclasses in Orion are ordered to guide conflict resolution and it is trivial to define a total ordering on [P.sub.e] for this purpose.