• (America) IPA: /ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/


  1. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.
    • 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 69 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865
      I’m using mathesis — a universal science of measurement and order
      And there is also taxinomia a principle of 'classification and ordered tabulation.
      Knowledge replaced universal resemblance with finite differences. History was arrested and turned into tables …
      Western reason had entered the
      age of judgement
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