Definition of subclass
: a primary division of a class: such asa : a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an orderb : subset 1
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A certain sub-sub-subclass of supernova explosions , known as Type 1a, has two useful characteristics.
The district court granted certification to two subclasses but denied the remaining three.
They were instead categorized as an impoverished subclass of the Han majority, and the government began to move them onshore and put their children in schools.
But, with its ever-expanding system of subclasses and legroom fees, is there any better symbol of our self-sorting tendencies?
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Medical Definition of subclass
: a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order
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