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class

noun
 
 
/klɑːs/
STUDENTS [C] A1 a group of students who have lessons together: Katie and Sarah are in the same class at school.Students and pupils
LESSON [C, U] A1 a period of time in which students are taught something: My first class starts at 8.30. He was punished for talking in class (= during the lesson).Classes, courses and coursework
SOCIAL GROUP [C, U] B2 one of the groups of people in a society with the same social and economic position, or the system of dividing people into these groups: People are still very conscious of class in British society. She's from a working-class background.Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
QUALITY [C] A2 a group into which people or things are put according to their quality: When it comes to mathematics, he's in a different class to his peers. second-class mailQuality and standardCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
SIMILARITY [C] a group of similar or related things, especially plants and animalsCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
STYLE [U] informal the quality of being stylish or fashionable: a player with real class → See also middle class, upper class, working classModern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionable
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