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The early classification system was essentially medical. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Swimming is one of a number of sports presently overhauling its classification process and significant changes are expected in the next Paralympic cycle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why don't they pay what it's worth rather than stick with a classification system which is completely nonsensical? Times, Sunday Times (2016)With a 10km climb to the finish, this stage was a crucial one for the overall classification and was always going to count against the sprinters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What employers are increasingly saying is that the degree classification system is quite difficult to work with. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There will be many classifications based on processing covered in this book. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)Once the film classification people have done their work you will lose much of your younger audience. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their solution is a complex classification system. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are encouraging our members to look beyond the degree classification. The Sun (2010)But humans began the process of classification with the natural world. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Paralympians have long been accused of cheating the classification system. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Myself and the other general classification riders have got another two days in the mountains to think about. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Calls for help can include assessed work such as an essay or dissertation that counts towards a final degree classification. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He arranged them according to a new classification system based on their shapes and showed how they could change over time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Spinal injuries defy classifications and generalisations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This process of distillation of some features from a set of observed objects is at the basis of most systems of classification. Critical Social Research (1990)In team sports such as wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball, your classification gives you points. The Sun (2011)He leads by more than three minutes on the general classification: some performance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I would want to know a lot more about what is involved and what degree classification she expects. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the Briton recovered to limit his losses and maintain his grip on the green jersey of points classification leader. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Once a position classification system has been established, personnel specialists review positions to ensure that they are correctly classified. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)We tend to defy classification. The Sun (2009)Now I want to study something else and my degree classification is holding me back. Times, Sunday Times (2013)EVERY Paralympic sport has a different classification system to take account of disabilities in each competition. The Sun (2012)The show may defy exact classification, but goodness, the story was clear. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Betting on a first tends to offer the best odds, since only about 15% of students nationally are awarded the top degree classification. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'classification'
British English: classification NOUN
A classification is a division or category in a system which divides things into groups or types.
Its tariffs cater for four basic classifications of customer.
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