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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

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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

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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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The first known use of species was in the 14th century

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“Species.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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