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Species meaning

species - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by the imagination; an image.
  2. 2. A group of individuals agreeing in common attributes, and designated by a common name; a conception subordinated to another conception, called a genus, or generic conception, from which it differs in containing or comprehending more attributes, and extending to fewer individuals. Thus, man is a species, under animal as a genus; and man, in its turn, may be regarded as a genus with respect to European, American, or the like, as species.
  3. 3. In science, a more or less permanent group of existing things or beings, associated according to attributes, or properties determined by scientific observation.
  4. 4. A sort; a kind; a variety; as, a species of low cunning; a species of generosity; a species of cloth.
  5. 5. Coin, or coined silver, gold, ot other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
  6. 6. A public spectacle or exhibition.
  7. 7. A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
  8. 8. An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; esp., one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
  9. 9. The form or shape given to materials; fashion or shape; form; figure.
  10. 10. Group agreeing in certain distinctive characteristics; sort; kind.

species - examples of usage

  1. Indeed, some of our common species have grown almost too familiar with the wheel: it has become a positive danger to them. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. Mr. Darwin has told us this on the title- page of the " Origin of Species." - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. It is very distinct from every other species. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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