sub·​clas·​si·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌsəb-ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce subclassification (audio)
: a primary division of a classification
: arrangement into or assignment to subclassifications
subclassify transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of subclassification was in 1831

Dictionary Entries Near subclassification

Cite this Entry

“Subclassification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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