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From Latin _speciēs_ (“appearance; quality”), from _speciō_ (“see”) + _-iēs_ suffix signifying abstract noun.

From Latin speciēs (appearance; quality), from speciō (see) + -iēs suffix signifying abstract noun.

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* IPA(key): /ˈspiːʃiːz/, /ˈspiːsiːz/

  • IPA(key): /ˈspiːʃiːz/, /ˈspiːsiːz/

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SPECIES (_plural_ SPECIES) * A type or kind of thing. * Richard Holt Hutton (1826-1897) What is called spiritualism should, I think, be called a mental SPECIES of materialism. * A group of plants or animals having similar appearance. _This SPECIES of animal is unique to the area._ * (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank. * 1859, Charles Darwin, _On the Origin of Species_: Hence, in determining whether a form should be ranked as a SPECIES or a variety, the opinion of naturalists having sound judgment and wide experience seems the only guide to follow. * 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, _The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian_, volume V, page vii Firstly, I continue to base most SPECIES treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants. * (mineralogy) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system. * An image, an appearance, a spectacle. * (obsolete) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection. _I cast the SPECIES of the Sun onto a sheet of paper through a telescope._ * Visible or perceptible presentation; appearance; something perceived. * John Dryden (1631-1700) Wit, […] the faculty of imagination in the writer, which searches over all the memory for the SPECIES or ideas of those things which it designs to represent. * Isaac Newton (1642-1727) the SPECIES of the letters illuminated with indigo and violet * A public spectacle or exhibition. (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?) * (Roman Catholicism) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated, so named because they retain the image of the bread and wine before their transubstantiation into the body and blood of Christ. * Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie. * John Arbuthnot (1667-1735) There was, in the splendour of the Roman empire, a less quantity of current SPECIES in Europe than there is now. * A component part of compound medicine; a simple. * An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture. (Can we [[:Category:Requests for quotation/Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859)|find and add]] a quotation of Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) to this entry?)[[Category:Requests for quotation/Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859)|SPECIES]] USAGE NOTES * _specie_ is a separate word that means coin money, not the singular version of _SPECIES_. * (biology, taxonomy, rank in the classification of organisms): See _species name_. DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS SEE ALSO TRANSLATIONS REFERENCES * _Oxford English Dictionary_, Second Edition, 1989

species (plural species)

  1. A type or kind of thing.
    1. A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
      This species of animal is unique to the area.
    2. (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank.
    3. (mineralogy) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system.
  2. An image, an appearance, a spectacle.
    1. (obsolete) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection.
      I cast the species of the Sun onto a sheet of paper through a telescope.
    2. Visible or perceptible presentation; appearance; something perceived.
    3. A public spectacle or exhibition.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  3. (Roman Catholicism) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated, so named because they retain the image of the bread and wine before their transubstantiation into the body and blood of Christ.
  4. Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
  5. A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
  6. An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
    (Can we [[:Category:Requests for quotation/Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859)|find and add]] a quotation of Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) to this entry?)[[Category:Requests for quotation/Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859)|SPECIES]]

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Dutch - Noun

SPECIES * Plural form of _specie_ SYNONYMS * speciën

species

  1. Plural form of specie

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Dont le dans la catégorieLATIN - ETYMOLOGY
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Latin - Etymology

From _speciō_ (“see”) + _-iēs_ suffix signifying abstract noun.

From speciō (see) + -iēs suffix signifying abstract noun.

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Latin - Pronunciation

* (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈspe.ki.eːs/ * (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈspe.tʃi.ɛs/

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Latin - Noun

SPECIĒS f (_genitive_ SPECIĒĪ); _fifth declension_ * a seeing, view, look * a spectacle, sight * external appearance; general outline or shape * semblance, pretence, pretext, outward show * show, display * (figuratively) vision, dream, apparition * (figuratively) honor, reputation * (figuratively) a kind, quality, type * (law, later) a special case INFLECTION Fifth declension. DERIVED TERMS * speciātim DESCENDANTS

speciēs f (genitive speciēī); fifth declension

  1. a seeing, view, look
  2. a spectacle, sight
  3. external appearance; general outline or shape
  4. semblance, pretence, pretext, outward show
  5. show, display
  6. (figuratively) vision, dream, apparition
  7. (figuratively) honor, reputation
  8. (figuratively) a kind, quality, type
  9. (law, later) a special case

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Fifth declension.

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