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Class

In the case of derivative products, options of the same type-put or call-with the same underlying security. See: Series. In general, refers to a category of assets such as: domestic equity, fixed income, etc.

Class

1. See: Asset Classes.

2. See: Stock Class.

3. An option contract of one type or another. For example, calls and puts are different classes of option, as are American style and European style options.

class

1. See stock class.
2. Option contracts of the same type (put or call) and style (American or European) on the same security and expiring on the same expiration date.

class (building)

Subjective evaluation of the desirability of an office building based on its age, amenities, maintenance, and design. There are no hard-and-fast rules, and evaluations may change for a virtually identical building in two different markets.The classification is independent of the location; one commonly encounters comments such as “It's a class B property in a class A location,” meaning a less desirable building happily situated at a great location and thus able to command higher rents than might otherwise be expected.

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One starting point for teaching about social class is with a definition of the term.
The relationship between the social class and the prevalence of CMV in our study is shown in Table VI.
Like many other concepts in the sociological literature, social class is easier to discuss than to define.
The most worrying thing about his comments are that the terms working class and higher social class are still in use.
Participants' education, income and social class were all taken into account and, unlike in previous studies, a clear distinction was drawn between social class and social status.
In this way, emigration has different outcomes depending on the different social class the individual belongs to.
In a related theme Crouch berates several of today's novelists who confine themselves to writing about the narrow experiences of persons of their own social class.
Nearly one in three of those in social class DE spent double the time of those from groups A and B examining information.
Scientists have discovered a dramatic and unexplained association between the rate at which people age and the social class they belong to.
Scientists discovered a dramatic and unexplained association between the rate at which people age and the social class they belong to.
She's also a leader for a weekly social class at the center that includes going out to lunch and has guest speakers.
Hill (2002) examined the socialization of African American parents of differing social class statuses and found that among low SES Black parents, females were frequently socialized to be strong, independent and capable, messages that were not as clearly communicated to males in single parent, female-headed households.