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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.
Key research questions will include, how do archaeologists understand the manufacturing process of EBA funerary vessels Can new, more sophisticated classificatory frameworks based on construction evidence and context be devised How were similarities and differences in the manufacture and treatment of EBA funerary vessels used to construct and project identities What can EBA vessels reveal about the transmission of ceramic production techniques How do the meanings of and use of EBA funerary vessels compare with the use of funerary vessels in the Middle Bronze Age (MBA)
This edited book presents results of a Franco-German research project that investigates how local processes of appropriating the Western concept of religion as a classificatory device have shaped or transformed indigenous cosmologies and local traditions in Southeast Asia and Melanesia.
Moreover, potential bidders can submit classificatory questions on Oct.
In this article I examine the epistemic practices, theories, and classificatory imaginaries through which colonial boundaries in Island Southeast Asia became, or failed to become, racialised during the twentieth century.
"Becoming is a rhizome," they write, "not a classificatory or genealogical tree.
The authors seek to revive the terminology and classificatory systems for warp-faced weaves from the perspective of Andean weavers.
Such a view ignores the plurality of aims and goals that neuroscientists and psychologists have in studying mental phenomena, and the necessity of employing distinct classificatory frameworks to achieve them.
By integrating earlier approaches on the subject of folk taxonomy Forth argues we should make a distinction between two general levels of classificatory knowledge systems, that of 'general purpose' and 'special purpose' classification.
Using a new economic sociology framework, it presents an analysis of how sustainability concerns have penetrated both the prime and non-prime commercial property sectors, looking at the construction of the object of market exchange, the modalities of valuation and the role of calculative practices based on classificatory tools.
Goshka particularly focuses on how we build our own classificatory systems for creating and remembering knowledge in times of rapidly advancing technology and information saturation.
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