Classification (noun)

  1. The act or process of arranging things or concepts into groups or categories based on characteristics or qualities they have in common.
  2. A system of grouping things or concepts into categories or classes.
  3. The category or class to which something belongs.


The word 'classification' comes from the latin 'classificatio' which means 'the act of arranging into classes or categories.'.


  1. The classification of living things into species and genera is a fundamental task in biology.
  2. The library uses the Dewey Decimal system for its books' classification.
  3. The classification of the disease was a major challenge for the medical community.
  4. The new product was classified as a luxury item.
  5. The classification of the rocks is important in understanding geological processes.
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