Definition of Classification

1. Noun. The act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type.

2. Noun. A group of people or things arranged by class or category.
Exact synonyms: Categorisation, Categorization
Generic synonyms: Arrangement
Specialized synonyms: Dichotomy, Duality, Trichotomy
Derivative terms: Categorize, Classify, Classify

3. Noun. The basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories.

4. Noun. Restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people.
Generic synonyms: Confinement, Restriction
Derivative terms: Classify
Antonyms: Declassification

Definition of Classification

1. n. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or affinities.

Definition of Classification

1. Noun. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes. ¹

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Definition of Classification

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Medical Definition of Classification

1. The systematic arrangement of similar entities on the basis of certain differing characteristics and the basis of their relationships. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Classification

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Literary usage of Classification

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"Findings of the Interstate Commerce Commission that a classification of freight rates adopted to govern in official classification territory produces ..."

2. Library Journal by Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter, American Library Association, Library Association (1899)
"classification FOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES. BY OLIVE JONES, Librarian Ohio State University. TFa novice in the library profession were to ask if librarians had ..."

3. The Principles of Psychology by Herbert Spencer (1896)
"classification, NAMING, AND RECOGNITION. § 310. I need scarcely recall the closing section of the last chapter for the purpose of showing that there is a ..."

4. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"classification, groups subordinate to groups—Natural system— Rules and difficulties in classification, explained on the theory of descent with ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Plato's classification was taken up by his school (the Academy), but it was not long In ... This classification was perpetuated by the neo-Platonists, ..."

6. The Journal of Science (1864)
"classification, is that it has a value apart from the knowledge of the objects of which it treats. As this is a somewhat vague expression, wo would explain ..."

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