n. the process of grouping or classifying people, objects, events, and experiences. Usually, these are grouped according to classes based on (1) common characteristics which members share in a class and (2) distinct features which distinguish these members from those of other classes. See prototype theory. Also family resemblance hypothesis.
What is CATEGORIZATION?
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CATEGORIZATION: "The biological classification of organisms is based on a categorization according to genus and species."
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