It can refer to a course itself, e.g., a class in Shakespearean drama.
It can be the group of students at the same level in an institution: the freshman class; or the group of students which graduates from the institution at the same time: the Class of 2005 (cf.alumnus/a). The term can be used in a slightly more general context, such as "the graduating class."
It can also refer to the classroom, in the building or venue where such a lesson is conducted.
In some countries' educational systems (such as Taiwan's), it can refer to a subdivision of the students in an academic department, consisting of a cohort of students of the same academic level. For example, a department's sophomores may be divided into three classes.
In countries such as the Republic of Ireland, India, Germany, and in the past Sweden, the word can mean a grade: 1st class is ages 4–5, 2nd class is ages 6–7, 3rd class is ages 8–9, 4th class is ages 9–10, 5th class is ages 10–11, 6th class is ages 11–12, and 9th class is ages 14–15.
Class is an essential object of analysis for sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and social historians. However, there is not a consensus on the best definition of the "class," and the term has different contextual meanings. In common parlance, the term "social class" is usually synonymous with "socio-economic class," defined as "people having the same social, economic, or educational status," e.g., "the working class"; "an emerging professional class." However, academics distinguish social class and socioeconomic status, with the former referring to one’s relatively stable sociocultural background and the latter referring to one’s current social and economic situation and, consequently, being more changeable over time.
When introduced they were the most powerful locomotives in Australia with a rating of 2,880kW. Based at Lithgow depot they were purchased principally to haul coal trains over the Blue Mountains line. They also hauled other freight trains and on occasions passenger services including the Indian Pacific.
A combination of National Rail electing to use diesel locomotives on electrified lines and a move to an open access model in New South Wales resulting in electric traction being priced out of the market saw the need for electric traction drop. In April 1998, the 85 class were withdrawn and stored at Lithgow.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
No other region in the country is better positioned to benefit from the emerging offshore wind industry than southeast Louisiana... These include our large port infrastructure; structural manufacturing expertise; world-class engineering; world-class vessel building; extensive offshore marine services; and an unbeatable workforce.
The authorities have allowed the two offshore wind fields to have up to 1,500MW and 3,000MW offshore wind capacity respectively. Shell has partnered with renewable energy companies BKK and Lyse to apply for the licenses for developing two offshore wind fields in Norway.
HMS Spey is the fifth and final ship of the new generation of RiverClass offshore patrol vessels being built under the current naval contract ... / ... / ... “Today marks a significant milestone for the Royal Navy’s second generation of River Class vessels, as HMS Spey prepares to join her four sister ships to provide essential maritime security for the UK. ”.
Every new ‘knowledge industry’ job in a city also creates demand for five new service jobs that can’t be offshored or automated like teachers, healthcare workers and cleaners ...Finally, restoring the middle class, which has felt the pressure from automation and offshoring for some time now, can only be achieved by creating new middle-income jobs.
“The consortium members are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with the University of Dundee’s Geotechnical Engineering group which has extensive experience developing new foundation and anchoring concepts for the offshore energy and aquaculture sectors,” he said.
"Longtail-3, combined with our recent discovery at Uaru-2 (in April), has the potential to increase our resource estimate within the Stabroek block, demonstrating further growth of this world-class resource and our high-potential development opportunities offshore Guyana," said MikeCousins, ExxonMobil senior vice president in a statement.
Despite being classed as a ‘destroyer’ in Iran, the Dena is considerably smaller than Western analogues. For example, the UK Royal Navy’s Daring class destroyers are 152 meters long and have a displacement of 7,350 to 8,500 tons. The Dena is more comparable in size with a Royal Navy river-class offshore patrol vessel.
"Our world-class engineers take pride in pioneering innovative solutions that over-come harsh offshore conditions and ultimately, help move society towards a sustaina-ble energy future," remarked BrunoMelles, the managing director of the Transformers business at HitachiABBPower Grids. .
Even in Victoria, where a 14-day lockdown briefly put all classes back online, universities are hoping to increase face-to-face classes ... The president of the University of Sydney student representative council, Swapnik Sanagavarapu, says the vast majority of students prefer in-person classes.
OffshoreWind market, ABS has published its second highly detailed report into the sector this year ... Regulations for Offshore Wind Vessels is a response to a significant volume of inquiries from designers and operators keen for ABS’ industry-leading insight into U.S ... Offshore Wind Report, Positioning for U.S ... offshore wind market.