reclassification

noun
re·​clas·​si·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce reclassification (audio) \
plural reclassifications

Definition of reclassification

: the act or process of classifying something again or anew U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said chub populations appear steady enough for a legal reclassification from endangered to threatened.— Bruce Finley

First Known Use of reclassification

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Reclassification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reclassification. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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