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n. A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes. A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies. A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects, grouped together on account of their common characteristics, in any classification in natural science, and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc. A set; a kind or description, species or variety.


 - (Methodist Church) One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.


 - Class of a curve (Math.), the kind of a curve as expressed by the number of tangents that can be drawn from any point to the curve. A circle is of the second class.


 - Class meeting (Methodist Church), a meeting of a class under the charge of a class leader, for counsel and religious instruction.


 - vb. To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages. To divide into classes, as students; to form ...

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