Definition of categorization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

categorization

 noun
(British English also -isation)noun
BrE BrE//ˌkætəɡəraɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkætəɡərəˈzeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the process of putting people or things into groups according to what type they are; a group made in this way synonym classification Her work defies easy categorization. It is not always possible to make neat historical categorizations.