Definition of classification in English:


Syllabification: clas·si·fi·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌklasəfəˈkāSH(ə)n


1The action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics: the classification of disease according to symptoms
More example sentences
  • 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, grouping, grading, ranking, organization, sorting, codification, systematization
1.1 another term for taxonomy.
1.2A category into which something is put.
More example sentences
  • 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.

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