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class

noun [C or U] (ECONOMIC GROUP)    /klɑːs/ US  /klæs/
B2 a group of people within society who have the same economic and social position: The Labour Party has lost a lot of support among the working class. She belongs to the rich American upper class. We live in a middle class neighbourhood. She comes from an upper middle class background. He was a member of the ruling classes. She's studying the class structure of Japan. → See also underclassClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
(Definition of class noun (ECONOMIC GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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