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classify

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verb clas·si·fy \ˈkla-sə-ˌfī\

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

Full Definition of classify

clas·si·fiedclas·si·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to arrange in classes <classifying books according to subject matter>

  3. 2 :  to assign (as a document) to a category

clas·si·fi·able play \ˌkla-sə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of classify

  1. Students will be learning about the ways scientists classify animals.

  2. The online system can classify books by subject.



1799

First Known Use of classify

1799


CLASSIFY Defined for Kids

classify

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verb clas·si·fy \ˈkla-sə-ˌfī\

Definition of classify

clas·si·fiedclas·si·fy·ing

  1. :  to arrange in groups based on similarities <Our librarians classify books by subject.>




Medical Dictionary

classify

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transitive verb clas·si·fy \ˈklas-ə-ˌfī\

Medical Definition of classify

clas·si·fiedclas·si·fy·ing

  1. :  to arrange in classes that have systematic relations usually founded on common properties <how would you classify these animals>





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