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middle classnoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌmɪd.əl ˈklɑːs/ us   /ˌmɪd.əl ˈklæs/ also the middle classes
a social group that consists of well-educated people, such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers, who have good jobs and are neither very rich nor very poor: The upper middle class tend to go into business or the professions, becoming, for example, lawyers, doctors, or accountants.
middle-class
adjective uk   /ˌmɪd.l̩ˈklɑːs/ us   /-ˈklæs/

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a middle-class suburb of New York
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middle classnoun [U]

us   /ˈmɪd·əl ˈklæs/
social studies the people in a society who are not of high social rank or extremely rich but are not poor
(Definition of middle class from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"the middle class" in Business English

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the middle classnoun [S]

uk   us   also the middle classes
ECONOMICS the social group that consists of well-educated people, such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers, who are neither very rich nor very poor: lower/upper middle class The upper middle class tends to go into business or the professions.
middle-class
adjective /ˌmɪdl̩ˈklɑːs/ /ˈmɪdlˈklæs/
Tax subsidies will be granted to help uninsured middle-class families.
(Definition of the middle class from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “middle class”
in Arabic الطبَقة الوسطى…
in Korean 중산층…
in Portuguese classe média…
in Catalan classe mitjana…
in Japanese 中流階級…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中产阶级…
in Turkish orta sınıf…
in Russian средний класс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中產階級…
in Italian ceto medio, borghesia…
in Polish klasa średnia…
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