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 The fish are then used to create a superclass of breeding stock for the public lakes. Pete Robbins, Field & Stream, "Why Texas is Experiencing the Hottest Bass Fishing in the Country Right Now," 8 Mar. 2021 It’s some kind of genetic enhancement — rarely fatal — that has created a superclass of young people, completely altering adolescence, college admissions and employment possibilities. Washington Post, "In Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun,’ a robot tries to make sense of humanity," 2 Mar. 2021 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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11 Mar 2021

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“Superclass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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