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Definition

Classification: refers to the placement of living organisms into groups on the basis of their relationships. Modern systems of classification recognize at least five major groups of living organisms and make use of various categories to catalog the diversity within each group.

Hawaiian Translation:Wae'ano


Example

buttons

 Buttons can be put into groups of common colors, sizes or physical features.

dolphin monk seal

Animals can also be classified or put into groups. These mammals have fins.

taxonomic key

One way to classify organisms is by using a taxonomic key. This key is Aristotle's animal classification system.


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