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Definition of 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

Every decently-made object, from a house to a lamp post to a bridge, spoon or egg cup, is not just a piece of 'stuff' but a physical embodiment of human energy, testimony to the magical ability of our species to take raw materials and turn them into things of use, value and beauty.
Kevin McCloud

By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited... The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while.
Bill Gates

It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales.
Wavy Gravy

Just as we reject racism, sexism, ageism, and heterosexism, we reject speciesism. The species of a sentient being is no more reason to deny the protection of this basic right than race, sex, age, or sexual orientation is a reason to deny membership in the human moral community to other humans.
Gary L. Francione

Every time you dive, you hope you'll see something new - some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn't.
James Cameron
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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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