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categorization

 [kat″ĕ-go-rĭ-za´shun]
the identification of similarities and differences among pieces of received information.

cat·e·gor·i·za·tion

(kat'ĕ-gōr-ī-zā'shŭn)
A process by which a hospital self-designates providing a specialized service; criteria may be internal or based on national standards. Differs from designation, which is a legal process with external review.
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The second step in categorization, after identifying the domain to categorize, is to identify the purpose for the categorization.
The ability to categorize individuals into "types" may also have been crucial for communicating with others as groups grew in size and complexity, Baron proposes.
A third reason to categorize the militias as an arm of the extreme right is their connection to certain "Christian" organizations and leaders.
In the current study, however, using a computer program to categorize 129 common plant food allergens, structural biologist John Jenkins of the British Institute of Food Research (IFR) and colleagues found that 65% of these proteins fell into just four structural families.
It is important to explore these issues from the learners' perceptions of their social identity: how they view and categorize themselves and others based on their linguistic and cultural characteristics.
Autonomy will allow the Department of Labor to save time and money because it minimizes the need to have employees and DisabilityDirect partners manually categorize, tag and insert hypertext links between related content," said Richard Gaunt, Autonomy chief technology officer and co-founder.
Someone will try and categorize them and they don't feel like they should be categorized like that,'' Marcellin said.
A totally new approach to CD musical playback, Studio 24 uses Fisher's exclusive AudioFile Search & Playback memory to categorize and subcategorize or name its CDs.