Subclass definition

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A subdivision of a set or class.
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(biology) A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class and above an order.
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A subdivision of a set or class.
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A subdivision of a class; specif., any main natural subdivision of a class of plants or animals.
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(biology) A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class and above an order.
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A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class and containing one or more orders.
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(taxonomy) A rank directly below class.
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(computing) In object-oriented programming, an object class derived from another class (its superclass) from which it inherits a base set of properties and methods.
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(computing) In object-oriented programming, to create a subclass of.

I subclassed the Button class to create a more specialised FancyButton class for my user interface.

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(computing) To cause (a window or object) to act as a member of a subclass.
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(cause to act as a member of a subclass): unsubclass.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
subclass
Plural:
subclasses

Origin of subclass

  • sub- +"Ž class

    From Wiktionary