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species

noun

Definition of SPECIES

1
one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic <a music that is now generally regarded as a distinct species of rap>
2
a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common <in the late 1960s there emerged a new species of actor: edgy and not conventionally handsome>
3
human beings in general <the future of the species may well depend on our willingness to limit the impact of an ever-increasing population>

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