Origin of classification
Related Words for classificatorydetailed, vivid, eloquent, illuminating, pictorial, expressive, definitive, revealing, characteristic, circumstantial, clear, expository, extended, graphic, illustrative, indicative, lifelike, narrative, picturesque, specific
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Historical Examples of classificatory
This, however, is almost his only classificatory innovation.
Indeed, classificatory systems are often more descriptive than our own.
The classificatory systems of Oceania vary greatly in character.
It is not necessary to have an expert knowledge of the classificatory system.
This is one of the characteristics of the classificatory system.Ancient Society
Lewis Henry Morgan
- the placing of animals and plants in a series of increasingly specialized groups because of similarities in structure, origin, molecular composition, etc, that indicate a common relationship. The major groups are domain or superkingdom, kingdom, phylum (in animals) or division (in plants), class, order, family, genus, and species
- the study of the principles and practice of this process; taxonomy
Word Origin for classification
1772, "action of classifying," noun of action from Latin stem of classify, or from French classification. Meaning "result of classifying" is from 1789.