Part of speech: noun

A classifying, or a system of things classified.

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Usage examples "classification":

  1. When one gets down to the bottom of a slump like that between the years 1888 and 1889, in the last diagram, one is as likely to find a negligent police clerk or some accidental change of classification there as an economic fact. - "The Children of the Poor", Jacob A. Riis.
  2. He spoke a little dryly, and she leaped to his meaning with a quickness that greatly advanced her in his secret classification. - "The Mystery of The Barranca", Herman Whitaker.
  3. After Westwood, Modern Classification of Insects. - "The Life-Story of Insects", Geo. H. Carpenter.