Examples from the Web for classificatory
To give a long-winded Latin classificatory name, forsooth, to a thing that would destroy the faith of ages!The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories|Grant Allen
Mr. McLennan was in error in maintaining that the classificatory system concerned terms of address alone.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
Giri is a classificatory distinction of one of the ten ancient Swami branches.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Till now I have been dealing with relatively small variations of the classificatory system.
I propose now to deal with classificatory terminology from this point of view.
British Dictionary definitions for classificatory
- 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