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1 the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type [syn: categorization, categorisation, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment]
2 a group of people or things arranged by class or category [syn: categorization, categorisation]
3 the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories [syn: categorization, categorisation, sorting]
4 restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people [ant: declassification]

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From classification.


  1. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.

Derived terms


act of forming into classes




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Extensive Definition

Classification may refer to:
classification in Afrikaans: Sistematiek
classification in Arabic: تصنيف
classification in Bulgarian: Класификация
classification in Danish: Klassifikation
classification in German: Klassifikation
classification in Estonian: Klassifikatsioon
classification in Spanish: Clasificación
classification in French: Classification
classification in Croatian: Knjižnična klasifikacija
classification in Hungarian: Osztályozás
classification in Dutch: Classificatie
classification in Japanese: 分類
classification in Norwegian: Klassifikasjon
classification in Polish: Klasyfikacja
classification in Portuguese: Classificação
classification in Russian: Классификация
classification in Simple English: Classification
classification in Swedish: Klassificering
classification in Manx: Klasification
classification in Vietnamese: Phân loại
classification in Ukrainian: Класифікація

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