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classification

noun [C/U]  /ˌklæs·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ us  
the division of things into groups by type: [U] The new pay classification takes effect next week. [C] Hotels are listed in four classifications from economy to deluxe. biology Classification is also the division of organisms into groups according to particular characteristics.
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