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- adj. Serving to classify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to classification; admitting of classification.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or of the nature of classification; concerned with classifying; classific; taxonomic.
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- adj. relating to or involving classification:
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_ -- Some of the natural sciences are said to be in what is known as the classificatory stage of development.
The problem with lenses, stencils, genres and any kind of classificatory system, as I've been pointing out this whole time, is that they inherently disregard one thing or another.
It was pioneered by Franz Boas as a refreshing alternative to earlier classificatory methodologies (I'm thinking Lewis Henry Morgan here), containing the notion of cultural evolution and heavily overlayed with imperial assumption: "their present is our past; our present is their future."
He takes the scientific "experiment" to be the model for the use of "experimental" as a classificatory term in the discussion of literature.
As for random variations, he knew that vestigial structures, which exhibit relaxed selection, were of high classificatory value.
Darwin: We see why certain characters are far more serviceable than others for classification; why adaptive characters, though of paramount importance to the beings, are of hardly any importance in classification; why characters derived from rudimentary parts, though of no service to the beings, are often of high classificatory value; and why embryological characters are often the most valuable of all.
We see why certain characters are far more serviceable than others for classification; — why adaptive characters, though of paramount importance to the being, are of hardly any importance in classification; why characters derived from rudimentary parts, though of no service to the being, are often of high classificatory value; and why embryological characters are the most valuable of all.
The term, also, has a resonance that goes beyond the modification of a geological classificatory scheme.
It is a classificatory scheme detailing the three essential aspects of any possible society and the appropriate guiding value for each.
Bougie* by Design at Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture: Very relevant to the topic of racial identification by others, this post explores the ways in which classificatory language is used to “box in” racial identities.
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