Classification & Composition

There are two main types of hierarchies - classification or composition. Technically, taxonomy is a classification hierarchy - relating ideas or things into types or classes. Another way of relating things or ideas is in a composition hierarchy, by identifiying their parts or aspects.

Classification shows the relationship between a general class (of a thing or idea) and its members or types.

Composition shows the relationship between a complete whole (of a thing or idea) and its parts or aspects.

Example & Exercises

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