This quote and others in this response originally posted by soficrow
Present or usually prevalent in a population or geographical area at all times...and...present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location....and...
What a load of pure crap.
I interpret those definitions to mean the same thing with slight differences in semantics.
While a classless society is a worthwhile goal, the stark reality is that we are far from achieving it.