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Princeton's WordNet

  1. categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment(noun)

    the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

  2. classification, categorization, categorisation(noun)

    a group of people or things arranged by class or category

  3. classification, categorization, categorisation, sorting(noun)

    the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

  4. classification(noun)

    restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people


  1. classification(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From classification.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Classification(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. classification.]


  1. Classification

    Classification is a figure of speech linking a proper noun to a common noun using the or other articles.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Classification

    The systematic arrangement of entities in any field into categories classes based on common characteristics such as properties, morphology, subject matter, etc.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. classification

    The determination that official information requires, in the interests of national security, a specific degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure, coupled with a designation signifying that such a determination has been made. See also security classification.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'classification' in Nouns Frequency: #1915


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of classification in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of classification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Susanna Toivanen:

    The classification is not so exact and they don’t discuss these different types of hemorrhagic stroke.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The classification of the mind thinking can be done into a good and a bad, but not an imagination as it is always from the feeling of a soul-searching heart.

  3. Theodore Kassinger:

    I would not characterize BIS’s position necessarily as one of encouragement, but BIS has made clear that companies should not overlook the option of self-classification.

  4. Roland Barthes:

    Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Everything that suits to own self of others is POSITIVE and that which shows no benefits to own is NEGATIVE. Such is the classification of Positive and Negative words in the life of almost everyone.

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