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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

Evolution doesn't care whether you believe in it or not, no more than gravity does. I want to rekindle excitement over what we've achieved as a species with the space program. We can't afford to regress back to the days of superstition.
Seth MacFarlane

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

The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants.
David Attenborough

My heart is broken in the face of the stupidity of my species.
Joni Mitchell

Light doesn't penetrate beneath the surface of the water, so ocean creatures like whales and dolphins and even 800 species of fish communicate by sound. And a North Atlantic right whale can transmit across hundreds of miles.
Rose George
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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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