What does classification mean?

Definitions for classificationˌklæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word classification.

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. Polly Baldwin:

    Hazardous is the worst classification that air quality has.

  2. Michael Flynn:

    This over-classification excuse is not an excuse, if it's classified, it's classified.

  3. David Nevin:

    It's not clear what all the rules are, the government refuses to give us classification guidance.

  4. Cedrik Lachance:

    The new sector classification will shine a brighter spotlight on real estate and REITs in particular.

  5. Susanna Toivanen:

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

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