Classification - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word classification
Brit.  |ˌklasɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word classification


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


There are five job classifications.

the classification of wines according to quality

Do you understand the system of classification used in ornithology?

Brussels classification

Universal Decimal classification and team sports are subsumed under the classification of “recreation”...

A genus is superior to a species in classification.

he tried to understand their system of classification

Word forms

singular: classification
plural: classifications
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