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- Subject Category
- X Research, Technology and Engineering
- The forming, sorting, apportioning, grouping, or dividing of objects into classes to form
an ordered arrangement of items having a defined range of characteristics. Classification systems
may be taxonomic, mathematical, or other types, depending upon the purpose to be served.
- Definition Source
- Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary.
Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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- Broader Term
- research methods
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