Definition of classification in English:



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

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