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A scientific classification according to features which are held to be objectively significant, rather than being selected for convenience.
- ‘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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