classification

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Noun[change]

Singular
classification

Plural
classifications

  1. (countable) A classification the system of groups that are based on the characteristics of the group members.
    Linnaeus was known for his system of plant classification, which ordered plants according to their sexual parts.
    The Library of Congress Classification puts these books together.
  2. (uncountable) Classification is the process of organizing things into groups based on their characteristics.
    The information that was originally on our website was based on an earlier classification.
  3. (countable) A classification is one group of things that have similar characteristics.
    The raises are going out mostly to employees in different skill classifications.

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