from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, process, or result of classifying.
- n. A category or class.
- n. Biology The systematic grouping of organisms into categories on the basis of evolutionary or structural relationships between them; taxonomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or affinities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of forming a class or of dividing into classes; the act of grouping together those beings or things which have certain characters in common; distribution into sets, sorts, or ranks; taxonomy.
- n. In shipbuilding, the assignment to and arrangement of merchant vessels in classes by registration societies. See class, n., 8.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
- n. a group of people or things arranged by class or category
- n. restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
- n. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
From French classification. (Wiktionary)