Science is based on the assumption that orderliness exists in nature. Classification is a grouping of objects, organisms, and natural phenomena by similarities. Typology is a system that allows scientists to group a complete set of entities by shared traits or characteristics. Typology is a multidimensional classification based on more than one shared trait or characteristic. Examples of typological groupings are rain forests, skyscrapers, and commercial farms.
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.