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first class

  

      n  
1    the class or grade of the best or highest value, quality, etc.  
      adj   first-class when prenominal  
2    of the best or highest class or grade  
a first-class citizen     
3    excellent; first-rate  
4    of or denoting the most comfortable and expensive class of accommodation in a hotel, aircraft, train, etc.  
5   
a    (in Britain) of or relating to mail that is processed most quickly  
b    (in the U.S. and Canada) of or relating to mail that consists mainly of written letters, cards, etc.  
6      (Education)      See       first       10  
      adv  
  first-class  
7    by first-class mail, means of transportation, etc.  
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n.
also FCR, a customer-service indicator used in the call center industry.
[Bus.]
n.
first day date for calculation of pregnancy
For calculation of Pregnancy Age
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
n.
suite of the pointed first letters of the name of an organisation. eg B.O.A.C. , B.B.C., N.A.T.O., N.A.S.A..
When the "sigle" can be read like a simple word, it becomes an "acronym" : Nato, Nasa, Faq,...so B.B.C. is just a "sigle"
n.
(Latin for "God wills it") was the cry of the people at the declaration of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095.
The phrase appears variously as Deus vult (Classical Latin), Dieu le veut (French), Deus lo vult or Deus lo volt (catalan), etc.
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
exp.
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event

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