classificatory love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or of the nature of classification; concerned with classifying; classific; taxonomic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to classification; admitting of classification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Serving to classify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or involving classification:

Etymologies

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Examples

  • _ -- Some of the natural sciences are said to be in what is known as the classificatory stage of development.

    The Classification of Patents

  • 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.

    THAT Animeblog

  • 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.

    Ms. Adventures in Italy

  • 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.

    A New Book

  • He takes the scientific "experiment" to be the model for the use of "experimental" as a classificatory term in the discussion of literature.

    Experimental Fiction

  • 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.

    A New Book

  • 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."

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • As for random variations, he knew that vestigial structures, which exhibit relaxed selection, were of high classificatory value.

    A New Book

  • 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.

    A New Book

  • The term, also, has a resonance that goes beyond the modification of a geological classificatory scheme.

    Archive 2010-03-01

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