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Meaning of subclass

sub•class

Pronunciation: (sub'klas", -kläs"), [key]
— n.
  1. a primary division of a class.
  2. a subordinate class, esp. one of persons who lack the rights and privileges of the primary class: a subclass of alien workers.
  3. a category of related orders within a class.
—v.t.
  1. to place in a subclass.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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