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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.
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Adj.1.classificatory - relating to or involving classification:"classificatory criteria"
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No doubt this view of the classificatory importance of organs which are important is generally, but by no means always, true.
We shall hereafter, I think, clearly see why embryological characters are of such high classificatory importance.
Among them are the brief classificatory codes categorizing the different kinds of dances: for example, 'M' for 'Morris type A--Plough Lads' and 'St' for 'Morris type B--Stots Dances'.
Using classificatory theories about fantasy, particularly those of Farah Mendlesohn and Marek Oziewicz, Emmanuele finds that the stories he is interested in are usually portal or immersive fantasies that take place in a world not connected to the primary world of the reader.
Whereas "For the Buddhists, the classificatory principle is most probably based on an analysis of the nature of perception .
Finally, the arrival of such classificatory principles and their attendant vocabularies brought with them important questions of accountability: Who, exactly, should have the authority to develop and impose such systems?
By contrast, the previously dominant left hemisphere had stressed the sequential and classificatory.
3) Aristotle has no terminology for fixed classificatory levels.
6, in which Aristotle refers to the megista gene (very large--or highest--kinds) seems, however, to support the attribution to Aristotle of a classificatory project.
Despite a classificatory discrepancy here--what other nation is refused its own entry?
Thus, in the passage to children, classificatory kin, and friends of what might be considered an intangible heritage of engaged cross-cultural literacy arising from relationships 'grounded in community', we begin to see a matrix of 'conditions of possibility for desired changes' (Welch 1990: 20) operating into the future.
The first argument examined concerns the claim that there are no natural boundaries in reality, the second one focuses on the basis of our classificatory schemes, which the conventionalist claims to be merely psychological, and the third considers the significance of our particular features in carving up the world, such as physical size and perceptual capabilities.