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clas·si·fi·ca·tion

 (klăs′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act, process, or result of classifying.
2. A category or class.
3. Biology The systematic grouping of organisms into categories on the basis of evolutionary or structural relationships between them; taxonomy.

clas′si·fi·ca·to′ri·ly (klăs′ə-fĭ-kə-tôr′ə-lē, klə-sĭf′ĭ-) adv.
clas′si·fi·ca·to′ry (klăs′ə-fĭ-kə-tôr′ē, klə-sĭf′ĭ-, klăs′ə-fĭ-kā′tə-rē) adj.

classification

(ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. systematic placement in categories
2. one of the divisions in a system of classifying
3. (Biology) biology
a. the placing of animals and plants in a series of increasingly specialized groups because of similarities in structure, origin, molecular composition, etc, that indicate a common relationship. The major groups are domain or superkingdom, kingdom, phylum (in animals) or division (in plants), class, order, family, genus, and species
b. the study of the principles and practice of this process; taxonomy
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government the designation of an item of information as being secret and not available to people outside a restricted group
[C18: from French; see class, -ify, -ation]
ˌclassifiˈcational adj
ˌclassifiˈcatory adj

clas•si•fi•ca•tion

(ˌklæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of classifying.
2. the result of classifying or being classified.
3. one of the classes into which things are classified.
4. the assignment of organisms to groups within a system of categories distinguished by structure, origin, etc.
[1780–90; < French]

clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(klăs′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
In biology, the systematic grouping of organisms according to the evolutionary or structural relationships between them. The traditional system of classification is called the Linnaean system. See Table at taxonomy.

classification

The determination that official information requires, in the interests of national security, a specific degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure, coupled with a designation signifying that such a determination has been made. See also security classification.

Classification


a name composed of two terms, a generic and a specific. — binomial, adj.
biosystematy. — biosystematic, biosystematical, adj.
the science of the classification of living things. Also called biosystematics. — biosystematic, — biosystematical, adj.
the area of taxonomy that uses cytological structures, as chromosomes, in classifying organisms.
division of material into two parts for the purpose of classification. — dichotomist, n.
1. the science of method or orderly arrangement and classification.
2. any system created to impose order. See also logic. — methodological, adj.
the investigation and classification of trivial matters. — micrologist, n. — micrologic, micrological, adj.
the enumeration and description of a museum’s collection. — museographer, museographist, n.
a person who invents or assigns names, as in nomenclature. See also books.
1. a system of names used in the classification of an art or science or other field or subject.
2. a naming system peculiar to a social group. See also books.
Biology. a technical name, as one that forms part of a system of nomenclature or classification.
the application of onyms; classification or systematic nomenclature.
the nomenclature of organs. — organonymal, organonymic, adj.
any of the basic divisions of the plant or animal kingdom.
the systematic classification and description of nature. See also geography; geology. — physiographer, n. — physiographic, physiographical, adj.
an advocate of the quinary system of animal classification, which regarded all animal groups as being naturally divisible by five. — quinarian, quinary, adj.
the condition or quality of being of the same type. — syntypic, adj.
the study of classification and methods of classification. — systematician, systematist, n.
the practice or act of systematizing.
the study or science of systematizing.
a botanical or zoological name in which the two terms, the generic name and the specific, are the same (a practice no longer approved by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature). — tautonymic, tautonymous, adj.
1. the technique or science of classification.
2. the scientific identification, naming, and classification of living things. Also called systematics. — taxonomist, n. — taxonomie, taxonomical, adj.
1. the terms of any branch of knowledge, field of activity, etc.
2. the classification of terms associated with a particular field; nomenclature.
3. Rare. the science of classification. — terminologic, terminological, adj.
division into three parts, especially the theological division of man’s nature into the body, the soul, and the spirit. — trichotomic, trichtomous, adj.
the use of three terms or names in the classification of a species, genus, variety, etc. — trinomial, adj.
a trinomial or name composed of three terms.
Rare. a universal system of nomenclature or classification.
zoological classification; the scientific classification of animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.classification - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same typeclassification - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
indexing - the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve
reclassification - classifying something again (usually in a new category)
relegation - the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category
stratification - the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
taxonomy - practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
typology - classification according to general type
2.classification - a group of people or things arranged by class or category
arrangement - an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"
dichotomy, duality - being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses; "the dichotomy between eastern and western culture"
trichotomy - being threefold; a classification into three parts or subclasses
3.classification - the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
coordination - being of coordinate importance, rank, or degree
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
appraisal, assessment - the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
ascription, attribution - assigning to a cause or source; "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"; "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"
ascription, attribution - assigning some quality or character to a person or thing; "the attribution of language to birds"; "the ascription to me of honors I had not earned"
cross-classification, cross-division - classification according to more than one attribute at the same time; "the cross-classification of cases was done by age and sex"
subsumption - incorporating something under a more general category
4.classification - restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
restriction, confinement - the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary); "the restriction of the infection to a focal area"
declassification - reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon

classification

noun categorization, grading, cataloguing, taxonomy, rification, sorting, analysis, arrangement the accepted classification of the animal and plant kingdoms

classification

noun
2. A subdivision of a larger group:
Translations
تَصْنيف
klasifikacetřídění
inddelingkategoriseringklassificering
luokittelu
klasifikacijarazredba
osztályozás
flokkun
triedenie
razvrstitev
sınıflandırma

classification

[ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nclasificación f

classification

[ˌklæsəfɪˈkeɪʃən] nclassification f

classification

classification

[ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nclassificazione f

classify

(ˈklӕsifai) verb
to put into, or be in, a particular class or group. How are the books in the library classified?
ˌclassifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
classified adjective
officially secret. classified information.
ˌclassified ˈad noun
(American want ad) a small advertisement that people put in a newspaper when they want to buy or sell something, offer or find a job etc.

clas·si·fi·ca·tion

n. clasificación; distribución.