Classification

n.

Pronunciation

/ˌklæsəfəˈkeɪʃən/

Definition

The process of placing items into the categories of a hierarchy.

Classification involves dividing large data sets into progressively smaller sets. Complete classification is rarely achieved as a taxonomy may be unable to accommodate disparate items that do not conform to the organizing principles employed in the development of a hierarchy.

Category

Classification

Related Terms

Terminal Category, Product

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