species


species
noun /ˈspiːʃiːz,ˈspiːsiːz,ˈspiːʃiːz/
a) A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.

This species of animal is unique to the area.

b) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank

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.


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  • Species — Spe cies, n. sing. & pl. [L., a sight, outward appearance, shape, form, a particular sort, kind, or quality, a species. See {Spice}, n., and cf. {Specie}, {Special}.] 1. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Species — • In scholastic terminology, species is the necessary determinant of every cognitive process Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Species     Species      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Species II — Título Especies II (Hispanoamérica) Especie Mortal II (España) Ficha técnica Dirección Peter Medak Dirección artística Mark Zuelzke …   Wikipedia Español

  • Species — Título Species, Especie Mortal Ficha técnica Dirección Roger Donaldson Producción Dennis Feldman Frank Mancuso Jr …   Wikipedia Español

  • Species — (lat. „Anblick“, „Gestalt“, „Erscheinung“) ist: eine Spielfilm Reihe, bestehend aus: Species (Film) (1995) Species II (1998) Species III (2004) Species IV – Das Erwachen (2007) ein numismatischer Begriff, der z. B. im Speciesthaler vorkommt und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SPECIES — apud incertum Auctorem MS. in Periegesi Orbis rom. His similiter et Seleucie civitas optima, quae et ipsa omnia, quae veniunt, praedictae ANtiochiae offert, et Fiscales Species et Privatas vox est ICtis notissima, quibus idem sonat, quod… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • species — [spē′shēz, ] also [ spē′sēz] n. pl. species [L, a seeing, appearance, shape, kind, or quality < base of specere, to see: see SPY] 1. a distinct kind; sort; variety; class [a species of bravery] 2. Obs. outward form, appearance, or mental image …   English World dictionary

  • species — (n.) 1550s, a classification in logic, from L. species kind, sort, originally appearance, sight, a seeing, related to specere to look at, to see, behold, from PIE *spek (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (1)). Biological sense is from c.1600. Endangered… …   Etymology dictionary

  • SPECIES —         (лат.) вид. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983. SPECIES …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Specĭes — (lat.), 1) Gestalt, Anblick, äußeres Ansehen, Beschaffenheit, Begriff; 2) einzelne Art (s.d. 3) als Unterabtheilung eines Geschlechts (s. Genus 3) od. einer Gattung (s.d. 2); 3) (Grundrechnungen, Grundoperationen), die vier allen übrigen zum… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Species [2] — Species, Speciesthaler, der alte Reichsthaler, harte Thaler, von dem Brustbilde (species) so genannt; der österr. S. = 2 fl. C. M. = 1 Thlr. 12 Sgr., der dän. und norweg. S. = 2 Rthlr. = 1 Thlr. 15 Sgr. 5 Pf., der schwed. S. = 1 Thlr. 16 Sgr. 2… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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