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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


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