superclass

noun
su·​per·​class | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌklas How to pronounce superclass (audio) \

Definition of superclass

: a category in biological classification ranking below a phylum or division and above a class

Examples of superclass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Together the Five compose a new superclass of American corporate might. Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, "Tech Giants Seem Invincible. That Worries Lawmakers.," 4 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of superclass

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Superclass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superclass. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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