Classification (general theory)  

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The term classification can apply to one or all of:

  • the process of classifying (distinguishing and distributing kinds of "things" into different groups)
  • a resulting set of classes (also called "a classification system")
  • the assignment of elements to pre-established classes

Classifying - in the broad meaning given above - is a fundamental concept and a part of almost all kinds of activities.

Classification itself is an interdisciplinary field of study. Important contributing disciplines include philosophy, biology, knowledge organization, psychology, statistics and mathematics.

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