Feature Class

Glossary Term Definition: 

A feature class can be either a method of storing GIS features of the same geometry (point, line, or polygon); or it can be a discretionary or subjective grouping of homogenous GIS features. For example, "highways, primary roads, and secondary roads can be grouped into a line feature class named "roads."

Glossary Term Source: 

Wade, Tasha and Shelly Sommer. A to Z GIS. Redlands, CA. ESRI Press. 2006