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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

Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.
Marcel Proust

All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.
Christian Lous Lange

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

Human beings are remarkably resilient. When you think about it, our species has been teetering upon the edge of the existential cliff since Hiroshima. In short, we endure.
Rick Yancey

We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.
Loretta Lynch
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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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