Simple Definition of classify
: to arrange (people or things) into groups based on ways that they are alike
: to consider (someone or something) as belonging to a particular group
Examples of classify
Students will be learning about the ways scientists classify animals.
The online system can classify books by subject.
First Known Use of classify
Medical Definition of classify
: to arrange in classes that have systematic relations usually founded on common properties <how would you classify these animals>
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