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English noun: classification

1. classification (act) the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type


Synonymsassortment, categorisation, categorization, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization


Broader (hypernym)grouping


Narrower (hyponym)indexing, reclassification, relegation, stratification, taxonomy, typology

2. classification (group) a group of people or things arranged by class or category


Synonymscategorisation, categorization


Broader (hypernym)arrangement


Narrower (hyponym)dichotomy, duality, trichotomy

3. classification (cognition) the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories


Synonymscategorisation, categorization, sorting


Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process


Narrower (hyponym)appraisal, ascription, ascription, assessment, attribution, attribution, coordination, cross-classification, cross-division, subsumption

4. classification (act) restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people


Broader (hypernym)confinement, restriction


Antonymsdeclassification









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