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"classification" in British English

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classificationnoun

uk   us   /ˌklæs.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of classification from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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classificationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌklæs·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
the ​division of things into ​groups by ​type: [U] The new ​pay classification ​takeseffect next ​week. [C] Hotels are ​listed in four classifications from ​economy to ​deluxe. biology Classification is also the ​division of ​organisms into ​groupsaccording to ​particular characteristics.
(Definition of classification from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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classificationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
the ​process of ​organizing things such as ​jobs or ​products into particular ​groupsbased on their ​type: Second-tier ​employeescurrentlystart at $7.55 to $11.05 an hour, depending on the ​job classification.
TRANSPORT the ​process of ​checking a ship's ​condition and ​equipment in ​order to make ​certain that they are ​safe and ​meet the ​officialstandards of the ​shippingindustry: Ship classification is ​essential to the safe-guarding of ​life, ​property, and the ​environment
(Definition of classification from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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