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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From French classe, from Latin classis.

Singular
class

Plural
countable and uncountable; classes

class (countable and uncountable; plural classes)

  1. (countable) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.
    The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' class.
    Often used to imply membership of a large class.
    This word has a whole class of metaphoric extensions.
  2. (countable) A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.
  3. (uncountable) The division of society into classes.
    Jane Austen's works deal with class in 18th-century England.
  4. (uncountable) Admirable behavior; elegance.
    Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real class.
  5. (countable and uncountable) A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher.
    The class was noisy, but the teacher was able to get their attention with a story.
  6. A series of classes covering a single subject.
    I took the cooking class for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.
  7. (countable) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.
    The class of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.
  8. (countable) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.
    I used to fly business class, but now my company can only afford economy.
  9. (biology, taxonomy, countable) A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank
    Magnolias belong to the class Magnoliopsida.
  10. (computing) A set of objects having the same behavior (but typically differing in state), or a template defining such a set.
  11. (mathematics) A collection of sets definable by a shared property.
    The class of all sets is not a set.


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