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"In the Library of Congress the classification was originally based upon Lord Bacon's scheme for the division of knowledge into three great classes, according to the faculty of the mind employed in each. 1. History (based upon memory); 2. Philosophy (based upon reason); 3. Poetry (based upon imagination). This scheme was much better adapted to a classification of ideas than of books. Its failure to answer the ends of a practical classification of the library led to radical modifications of the plan, as applied to the books on the shelves, for reasons of logical arrangement, as well as of convenience. A more thorough and systematic re-arrangement is now in progress."--A Book for All Readers (1900) by Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Artforms of Nature (1904) by Ernst Haeckel The 49th plate from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur of 1904, showing various sea anemones classified as Actiniae.
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Artforms of Nature (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
The 49th plate from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur of 1904, showing various sea anemones classified as Actiniae.

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Classification is the act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.

It is a process related to categorization, the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood.

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See also

unclassifiable, nosology, classification scheme, periodization, lumpers and splitters




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