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classification

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
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)
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