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Definition 1: the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for classification in the sense of this definition

(classification is a kind of ...) the activity of putting things together in groups

(... is a kind of classification ) the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve

(... is a kind of classification ) classifying something again (usually in a new category)

(... is a kind of classification ) the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category

(... is a kind of classification ) the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata

(... is a kind of classification ) practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

(... is a kind of classification ) classification according to general type

Definition 2: restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people - [noun denoting act]

(classification is a kind of ...) the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

"the restriction of the infection to a focal area"

Definition 3: the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for classification in the sense of this definition

(classification is a kind of ...) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of classification ) being of coordinate importance, rank, or degree

(... is a kind of classification ) the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

(... is a kind of classification ) assigning to a cause or source

"the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath" "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"

(... is a kind of classification ) assigning some quality or character to a person or thing

"the attribution of language to birds" "the ascription to me of honors I had not earned"

(... is a kind of classification ) classification according to more than one attribute at the same time

"the cross-classification of cases was done by age and sex"

(... is a kind of classification ) incorporating something under a more general category

Definition 4: a group of people or things arranged by class or category - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for classification in the sense of this definition

(classification is a kind of ...) an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging

"a flower arrangement"

(... is a kind of classification ) being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

"the dichotomy between eastern and western culture"

(... is a kind of classification ) being threefold; a classification into three parts or subclasses

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