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Definition of Species

Species

  1. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by the imagination; an image.
  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. In science, a more or less permanent group of existing things or beings, associated according to attributes, or properties determined by scientific observation.
  4. A sort; a kind; a variety; as, a species of low cunning; a species of generosity; a species of cloth.
  5. Coin, or coined silver, gold, ot other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
  6. A public spectacle or exhibition.
  7. A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
  8. An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; esp., one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
  9. The form or shape given to materials; fashion or shape; form; figure.

Species Quotations

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Carl Sagan

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
Jay Inslee

Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women's rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
Ingrid Newkirk
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Species Translations

species in Dutch is soort
species in German is Sorte, Spezies, Art {f}
species in Italian is fare
species in Spanish is especie
species in Swedish is art

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