מחלקה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ח־ל־ק (ḥ-l-q).

Noun[edit]

מַחְלָקָה (makhlakáf (plural indefinite form מחלקות, singular construct form מחלקת, plural construct form מחלקות)

  1. A department, such as a university department, a government department, or a department of a hospital.
    הוא פרופסור במחלקה אחרת.hu profésor b'makhlaká akhéret. — He's a professor in another department.
  2. (military) A platoon.
  3. (mathematics) A class: a collection of sets defined by a common property.
  4. (computing) A class: a set of objects with common behavior, or a template defining such a set.
  5. (biology) A class: a taxonomic rank below phylum and above order, or a taxon at that level.
  6. (mathematics) A coset: the set (and hence group) consisting of the results of the group operation applied to an element of a group and each element of one of its subgroups.

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