classificatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj classificatory relating to or involving classification:"classificatory criteria"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Classificatory Pertaining to classification; admitting of classification. "A classificatory system."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • classificatory Relating to or of the nature of classification; concerned with classifying; classific; taxonomic.
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Usage

In literature:

We shall hereafter, I think, clearly see why embryological characters are of such high classificatory importance.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
We shall presently see why embryological characters are of such high classificatory importance.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
Descriptive and classificatory systems.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
One division is Vegetable Physiology, which is generally fused with the classificatory science of botany.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
In the same way the lesser classificatory groups represent smaller sections of the one unique order of Nature.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Why, it may be asked, is the use definition regarded as inferior to the descriptive or the classificatory definition?
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
An almost universal feature of the marriage rules of low tribes is the classificatory system of relationship.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The existence of the classificatory system is not an entirely novel discovery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The arrangement of the lamellae and pads differs much in the various genera and is used for classificatory purposes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Many of the classificatory and some of the flexional suffixes of Indo-European speech can be shown to have had this origin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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