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English definition of “class”

class

noun (TEACHING GROUP)    /klɑːs/ US  /klæs/
A1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of students who are taught together at school , college , or university : Which class are you in this year ? She gave the whole class extra homework for a week . My class (= the people in my class) was/were rather noisy this morning . [as form of address] Okay , class, settle down and open your books .Students and pupils A1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a period of time in which students are taught something: My last class ends at four o'clock. I was told off for talking in class. Who takes / teaches your environmental studies class? I missed my aerobics class yesterday . Classes have been cancelled today because of a staff meeting .Classes, courses and coursework the class of 2012, 2013, etc. mainly US a group of students who successfully finished their studies in a particular year Students and pupils
(Definition of class noun (TEACHING GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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