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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Classification  \Clas`si*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  classification.] 
  The  act  of  forming  into  a  class  or  classes;  a  distibution 
  into  groups,  as  classes,  orders  families,  etc.,  according  to 
  some  common  relations  or  affinities. 
 
  {Artificial  classification}.  (Science)  See  under 
  {Artifitial}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  classification 
  n  1:  the  grouping  of  things  by  classes  or  categories  [syn:  {categorization}, 
  {categorisation}] 
  2:  a  group  of  people  or  things  arranged  by  class  or  category 
  [syn:  {categorization}] 
  3:  the  basic  cognitive  process  of  arranging  into  classes  or 
  categories  [syn:  {categorization},  {sorting}] 
  4:  restriction  imposed  by  the  government  on  documents  or 
  weapons  that  are  available  only  to  certain  authorized 
  people  [ant:  {declassification}] 




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