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classification

clas·si·fi·ca·tion

classification

 
 
pronunciation:
klae sih fih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of classifying.
The classification of the various behaviors of the animal formed the initial part of the study.
synonyms:
arrangement, classifying
similar words:
assortment, denomination, grouping, ordering, organization, taxonomy
definition 2: an order or group in which something is classified.
There are various classifications of diseases.
synonyms:
category, class, group
similar words:
arrangement, array, bracket, denomination, division, genre, kind, order, set, sort, taxon, type, variety
definition 3: in biology, the placing of plants and animals in groups, based on structure and other criteria; taxonomy.
synonyms:
taxonomy
similar words:
grouping, ordering
definition 4: the assigning of government documents to certain categories of restricted availability.
similar words:
restricting, withholding
Word Parts
The word classification contains the following part:
-ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction ); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification ).