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Pronunciation:  `klasufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  2. [n]  restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
  3. [n]  the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
  4. [n]  a group of people or things arranged by class or category

CLASSIFICATION is a 14 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: assortment, categorisation, categorisation, categorisation, categorization, categorization, categorization, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, sorting
 Antonyms: declassification
 See Also: appraisal, arrangement, ascription, assessment, attribution, basic cognitive process, cross-classification, cross-division, dichotomy, duality, grouping, indexing, reclassification, relegation, restriction, stratification, subsumption, taxonomy, typology



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clas`si*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. classification.]
The act of forming into a class or classes; a distibution
into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to
some common relations or affinities.

{Artificial classification}. (Science) See under

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The arrangement of organisms into groups based on mutual similarity or evolutionary relatedness.
 Definition: the ordering of phenomena into groups or other classificatory schemes on the basis of shared attributes (see also type and typology).
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: antonomasia, appraisal, assessment, binomial nomenclature, biosystematics, biosystematy, categorization, class, evaluation, factoring, family, gauging, genus, glossology, grouping, identification, kingdom, nomenclature, onomastics, onomatology, order, orismology, phylum, place-names, place-naming, polyonymy, sifting, sifting out, sorting, sorting out, species, systematics, taxonomy, terminology, toponymy, trinomialism, weighing, winnowing