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classification

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noun clas·si·fi·ca·tion \ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Simple Definition of classification

  • : the act or process of putting people or things into groups based on ways that they are alike

  • : an arrangement of people or things into groups based on ways that they are alike

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of classification

  1. 1 :  the act or process of classifying

  2. 2 a :  systematic arrangement in groups or categories according to established criteria; specifically :  taxonomy b :  class, category

classificatory

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Examples of classification in a sentence

  1. the classification of new species

  2. job classifications for government workers



1790

First Known Use of classification

1790

Rhymes with classification

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CLASSIFICATION Defined for Kids

classification

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noun clas·si·fi·ca·tion \ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of classification for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of arranging into groups of similar things

  2. 2 :  an arrangement into groups of similar things <a classification of plants>




Medical Dictionary

classification

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noun clas·si·fi·ca·tion \ˌklas-(ə-)fə-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of classification

  1. 1:  the act or process of classifying

  2. 2:  systematic arrangement of animals and plants in groups or categories according to established criteria; specifically :  taxonomy 2




Law Dictionary

classification

noun clas·si·fi·ca·tion

Legal Definition of classification

  1. :  the act or method of distributing into a class or category according to characteristics; also :  a class or category determined by characteristics — see also suspect classification





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