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Noun: classification  ,kla-si-fi'key-shun
  1. The act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    - categorization, categorisation [Brit], compartmentalization, compartmentalisation [Brit], assortment
  2. A group of people or things arranged by class or category
    - categorization, categorisation [Brit]
  3. The basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    - categorization, categorisation [Brit], sorting
  4. Restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people

Derived forms: classifications

Type of: arrangement, basic cognitive process, confinement, grouping, restriction

Antonym: declassification

Encyclopedia: Classification