Definition of classification in English:

classification

noun

  • 1The action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics.

    ‘the classification of disease according to symptoms’
    • ‘No single classification scheme for bronchiolar diseases has been widely accepted.’
    • ‘Following correct classification of this stimulus, the next word in the list was presented.’
    • ‘Virtually every book and paper on historical linguistics assumes a hierarchical classification.’
    • ‘Because of the complex diversity of savanna monkeys, many different classification schemes exist.’
    • ‘Scale is one of the classification criteria used in my geological model.’
    • ‘Poor kids were rejected by the same classification system as well.’
    • ‘Like all classification systems, genre typologies are not naive, innocent or objective.’
    • ‘The process of classification determines what material is suitable for which age group, and in this it seems fair enough.’
    • ‘For example, in faceted classification you will probably want to label each facet.’
    • ‘A functional classification of the banking institutions is based on their respective business activities.’
    • ‘Does this represent a revolution in classification processes?’
    • ‘When one looks at the classification schema, it makes sense.’
    • ‘Both male and females are encouraged to play, and because of the classification process gender advantages don't exist.’
    • ‘Wound classification should be a collaborative effort between surgeons and perioperative nurses.’
    • ‘Diagnostic codes (based on the international classification of diseases) are registered.’
    • ‘The Consortium's classification scheme seems to assume that their categories are relevant internationally.’
    • ‘More importantly, this classification process enables us to begin to understand the value of our data.’
    • ‘Typologies are classification systems based on theoretical assumptions and constructs.’
    • ‘Even without a complete hierarchical system for classification, metadata is useful where pure full text search fails.’
    • ‘The hierarchical classification involved with physical height seems clearly to hold for many cultures.’
    categorization, categorizing, classifying, classing, grouping, grading, ranking, organization, sorting, codification, systematization, stratification
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    1. 1.1Biology The arrangement of animals and plants in taxonomic groups according to their observed similarities (including at least kingdom and phylum in animals, division in plants, and class, order, family, genus, and species)
    2. 1.2 A category into which something is put.
      • ‘These classifications are further subdivided for male and female students.’
      • ‘There were types and classifications of trash, and each had to be handled in its special way.’
      • ‘In whose interest does it serve to make such stark classifications?’
      • ‘We also need to allow individuals and groups to determine their own identities free of bureaucratic classifications.’
      • ‘However, with four possible severity classifications, 25 % of participants would be correctly classified by random assignment.’
      • ‘However, it became increasingly clear that six classifications could not fully explain the impact of class on buying behaviour.’
      • ‘The researcher records a score for the number of errors and notes the classifications and type of each.’
      • ‘Traditional degree classifications could become a thing of the past after a new report declared them outdated.’
      • ‘Several classifications are used to categorize individual apple trees.’
      • ‘In the older population the use of classifications based on current occupation is problematic.’
      • ‘The proposed new categories have parallels with the classifications which are already used for unit trusts.’
      • ‘It would mean changing its existing two-tier share classifications into a single share category.’
      • ‘Given the myriad of asset classes and fund classifications, measuring fund performance is difficult.’
      • ‘Such a size disparity, over two weight classifications, is not permitted under the rules.’
      • ‘The total score on the instrument determines security classification.’
      • ‘After this penalty, the South African lost two places in the overall classification.’
      • ‘Such classifications are required and are secular more than religious.’
      • ‘You are not bound, of course, to accept the categories or classifications.’
      • ‘And there you have the answer that makes the classifications practical, given the formal style of Chinese art.’
      • ‘There is no specific list of surgical procedures with corresponding wound classifications.’
      category, class, group, grouping, grade, grading, rating, ranking, bracket
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Pronunciation:

classification

/ˌklasəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/