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social class Line breaks: so¦cial class

Definition of social class in English:

noun

A division of a society based on social and economic status: people from different social classes and walks of life her social class excluded her from training at an art school [mass noun]: Austen was a keen observer of social class
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  • Did the commune members come from particular social classes?
  • Travel narratives suggest that many well-to-do European and American travelers were appalled by the mixing of social classes.
  • Mrs. Higgins reminds them that they should consider what they are going to do with this woman who they have educated beyond her social class.

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