species


species
species [spē′shēz, ] also [ spē′sēz]
n.
pl. species [L, a seeing, appearance, shape, kind, or quality < base of specere, to see: see SPY]
1. a distinct kind; sort; variety; class [a species of bravery]
2. Obs. outward form, appearance, or mental image
3. obs. var. of SPECIE
4. Biol. a naturally existing population of similar organisms that usually interbreed only among themselves, and are given a unique, latinized binomial name to distinguish them from all other creatures: see GENUS (sense 2)
5. Logic a class of individuals or objects having certain distinguishing attributes in common, given a common name, and comprised with other similar classes in a more comprehensive grouping called a GENUS: cf. DIFFERENTIA
6. Physics
a) a specific kind of atomic nucleus
b) NUCLIDE
7. R.C.Ch.
a) the totality of natural physical characteristics (appearance, taste, etc.) of bread or wine, these characteristics remaining the same in the consecrated bread or wine of the Eucharist
b) the consecrated bread or wine of the Eucharist
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the species
the human race

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  • Species — Spe cies, n. sing. & pl. [L., a sight, outward appearance, shape, form, a particular sort, kind, or quality, a species. See {Spice}, n., and cf. {Specie}, {Special}.] 1. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Species — • In scholastic terminology, species is the necessary determinant of every cognitive process Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Species     Species      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Species II — Título Especies II (Hispanoamérica) Especie Mortal II (España) Ficha técnica Dirección Peter Medak Dirección artística Mark Zuelzke …   Wikipedia Español

  • Species — Título Species, Especie Mortal Ficha técnica Dirección Roger Donaldson Producción Dennis Feldman Frank Mancuso Jr …   Wikipedia Español

  • Species — (lat. „Anblick“, „Gestalt“, „Erscheinung“) ist: eine Spielfilm Reihe, bestehend aus: Species (Film) (1995) Species II (1998) Species III (2004) Species IV – Das Erwachen (2007) ein numismatischer Begriff, der z. B. im Speciesthaler vorkommt und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SPECIES — apud incertum Auctorem MS. in Periegesi Orbis rom. His similiter et Seleucie civitas optima, quae et ipsa omnia, quae veniunt, praedictae ANtiochiae offert, et Fiscales Species et Privatas vox est ICtis notissima, quibus idem sonat, quod… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • species — (n.) 1550s, a classification in logic, from L. species kind, sort, originally appearance, sight, a seeing, related to specere to look at, to see, behold, from PIE *spek (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (1)). Biological sense is from c.1600. Endangered… …   Etymology dictionary

  • SPECIES —         (лат.) вид. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983. SPECIES …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Specĭes — (lat.), 1) Gestalt, Anblick, äußeres Ansehen, Beschaffenheit, Begriff; 2) einzelne Art (s.d. 3) als Unterabtheilung eines Geschlechts (s. Genus 3) od. einer Gattung (s.d. 2); 3) (Grundrechnungen, Grundoperationen), die vier allen übrigen zum… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Species [2] — Species, Speciesthaler, der alte Reichsthaler, harte Thaler, von dem Brustbilde (species) so genannt; der österr. S. = 2 fl. C. M. = 1 Thlr. 12 Sgr., der dän. und norweg. S. = 2 Rthlr. = 1 Thlr. 15 Sgr. 5 Pf., der schwed. S. = 1 Thlr. 16 Sgr. 2… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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