Definition of natural classification in English:

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natural classification


A scientific classification according to features that are held to be objectively significant, rather than being selected for convenience.
Example sentences
  • Professional taxonomists have always recognized this inequality among systems of naming by proclaiming the search for a natural classification as the goal of their science.
  • This and other problems have hamstrung psychiatrists' efforts throughout history to agree on a truly natural classification of mental disorders.
  • The systems approach to the treatment of accumulated classification material holds a special position among the ways, methods and rules, which must certainly be realized in a natural classification.

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Syllabification: nat·u·ral clas·si·fi·ca·tion

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