Meaning of “classification” in the English Dictionary

"classification" in British English

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uk /ˌklæs.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌklæs.ə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “classification” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"classification" in American English

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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 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.

(Definition of “classification” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"classification" in Business English

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classificationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ us

the process of organizing things such as jobs or products into particular groups based on their type:

Second-tier employees currently start 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 official standards of the shipping industry:

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)