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class action a lawsuit brought on behalf of all persons sharing grounds for legal action, such as all consumers allegedly harmed by a particular product.
class consciousness awareness of one's social or economic status and the class to which one belongs.
class rank a student's position on a list ordered by grade point average of all students in the same grade or year at a school.
class struggle in Marxist theory, the constant contention for economic and political power that goes on between the owners of the means of production, or capitalists, and the workers.
first class the best, finest, or highest in quality, class, grade, or rank. [3 definitions]
first-class of the highest in quality; best. [2 definitions]
form class a class of words or word elements that share certain grammatical features and therefore function similarly in a language, such as the class of words called adjectives.
fourth-class of or relating to a class next below the third, as for mailing, shipping, or the like. [2 definitions]
lower class the socioeconomic class or classes below the middle class; working class; proletariat.
master class a small class for very advanced students, esp. a class in musical performance taught by a master musician.
middle class the class of people between the rich and the poor.
middle-class of or pertaining to the middle class of a society.
private first class a soldier in the U.S. Army or Marine Corps ranking below a corporal and above a private.
second class the class, status, or rank next below first class. [3 definitions]
second-class not of highest quality or status. [3 definitions]
sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, a noncommissioned officer who ranks above a staff sergeant and below a master sergeant.
third class the class, status, or rank next below second class. [3 definitions]
third-class of or designating the class below second class, as in railroad passenger accommodations, postal delivery, or the like. [3 definitions]
upper class the most prominent or richest group of people in a society.
upper-class of, relating to, or belonging to a high social class. [2 definitions]