- n (biology) a taxonomic category below a class and above an order
- Red and purple fruits owe their colors to anthocyanins, a subclass of polyphenols, which are ubiquitous in nature.
- Citing "the importance of education in maintaining our basic institutions," Justice William Brennan said that Texas seemed to be promoting "a subclass of illiterates within our .
- Fears abound that the millions of young people who have never managed to land a full-time job might become a subclass permanently doomed to part-time work and paltry wages.
- Chris Evans in Business Spectator
The department has made it clear that temporary skilled overseas workers should not be employed ahead of local workers as a cheaper option,the departmental spokesman said. "The subclass 457 visa scheme is a demand-driven program designed...
- William Brennan in Los Angeles Times
It is difficult to understand precisely what [Texas] hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime,...
- Raul Grijalva in Yuma Sun
And Grijalva said guest workers "don't become a subclass that's exploited and paid less."