Definition of Pigeonholing

1. Noun. A system for classifying things into groups.

Exact synonyms: Grouping
Generic synonyms: Classification System
Derivative terms: Pigeonhole



Definition of Pigeonholing

1. Verb. (present participle of pigeonhole) ¹

2. Noun. the classification of disparate entities into categories, not always for the right reason ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pigeonholing

1. pigeonhole [v] - See also: pigeonhole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigeonholing

pigeoned
pigeoneer
pigeoneers
pigeonfoot
pigeongram
pigeongrams
pigeonhawk
pigeonhawks
pigeonhole
pigeonhole principle
pigeonholeable
pigeonholed
pigeonholer
pigeonholers
pigeonholes
pigeonholing (current term)
pigeonholings
pigeoning
pigeonite
pigeonites
pigeonless
pigeonlike
pigeonries
pigeonry
pigeons
pigeontoed
pigeonwing
pigeonwings
pigface
pigfaces

Literary usage of Pigeonholing

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1. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"There are far too many different occupations and the specific abilities of individual pupils are much too various to permit of accurate "pigeonholing" ..."

2. Viagens ethnographicas sul americanas: Argentina by Charmian London, Online Archive of California, Simoens da Silva (1921)
"However, they persisted in pigeonholing it as essentially'' a man's book—a book women would not care for;" and it was with loud glee that Jack later on ..."

3. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"... philosophizing consists only in adopting one or more root ideas, and pigeonholing in them all the facts of life and mind that fall within a narrow ken. ..."

4. The Twentieth Century by Caroline Farrar Ware (1908)
"No pigeonholing genius in Whitehall must be permitted to nullify their work, as passed upon by a competent live man on the spot, for whom it will be vitally ..."

5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1905)
"In fact, comprehension is nothing but an adequate description of things and a pigeonholing of each correctly under its proper category. ..."

6. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"By the way, is not this just another instance of that mania for pigeonholing human tastes and playing them off against one another? ..."

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