reclassification

noun re·clas·si·fi·ca·tion \ (ˌ)rē-ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reclassification

plural reclassifications
: 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

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