Definition of classification in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌklasɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The action or process of classifying something: the classification of disease according to symptoms
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  • No single classification scheme for bronchiolar diseases has been widely accepted.
  • Does this represent a revolution in classification processes?
  • More importantly, this classification process enables us to begin to understand the value of our data.
categorization, categorizing, classifying, classing, grouping, grading, ranking, organization, sorting, codification, systematization, stratification;
1.1 Biology The arrangement of animals and plants in taxonomic groups according to their observed similarities (including at least kingdom and phylum in animals, division in plants, and class, order, family, genus, and species): the classification of the platypus was one of the critical issues of the 1830s diagnostic features in reptilian classification
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  • Recent rapid advances in molecular systematics have shaken the fundamental bases of fungus classification.
  • Early debate about their classification arose from their unusual mixture of morphologic characters.
  • The previous classification of wagtails clearly conflicts with the mtDNA divisions.
1.2 [count noun] A category into which something is put: new classifications for drivers of commercial vehicles
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  • You are not bound, of course, to accept the categories or classifications.
  • Several classifications are used to categorize individual apple trees.
  • There were types and classifications of trash, and each had to be handled in its special way.
category, class, group, grouping, grade, grading, rating, ranking, bracket;
kind, sort, type, variety

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