classification system

Definitions

Economics

  • A system for organizing, recording, and reporting data of a particular kind, such as international trade, industrial output, etc. Typical systems divide data into categories, each assigned numbers. These may be subdivided, using an additional digits, so that more digits mean a finer, or more disaggregated, classification.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a system of organising things by dividing them into groups based on their similarities
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