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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

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
Maya Angelou

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi

Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
Bill Cosby
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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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