subclass

noun
sub·​class | \ ˈsəb-ˌklas How to pronounce subclass (audio) \

Definition of subclass

: a primary division of a class: such as
a : a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order

Examples of subclass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the key components are simply the subclass tree, the separated melee bindings, Wormgod and the shotgun. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 And some number of those should be excited that the game is finally bringing a new subclass out for the first time since launch, the Glaivier. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 And it’s a female-only subclass, given that Lost Ark weirdly divides most of these up by gender. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 To access your subclass settings, go into the menu at the top left of your character menu. Boone Ashworth, Wired, 21 Feb. 2022 How these operate varies depending on your class and subclass. Boone Ashworth, Wired, 21 Feb. 2022 But another subclass of VTOL is beginning to emerge with even more interesting possibilities for the years ahead: The high-speed VTOL or HSVTOL. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 23 Nov. 2021 The game has also moved toward making elemental affinity on weapons more important, given the rise of elemental well builds and the rework of many exotics to require weapons that match your subclass type. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Gearbox had to invent an entirely new subclass (Iron Cub) just to give players a reason to step out of Iron Bear every so often. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 27 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of subclass

1720, in the meaning defined above

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“Subclass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subclass. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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subclass

noun
sub·​class | \ ˈsəb-ˌklas How to pronounce subclass (audio) \

Medical Definition of subclass

: a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order

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