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classify

verb clas·si·fy \ˈkla-sə-ˌfī\

: 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

clas·si·fiedclas·si·fy·ing

Full Definition of CLASSIFY

transitive verb
1
:  to arrange in classes <classifying books according to subject matter>
2
:  to assign (as a document) to a category
clas·si·fi·able \ˌkla-sə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective
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Examples of CLASSIFY

  1. Students will be learning about the ways scientists classify animals.
  2. The online system can classify books by subject.

First Known Use of CLASSIFY

1799
CLASSIFY Defined for Kids

classify

verb clas·si·fy \ˈkla-sə-ˌfī\
clas·si·fiedclas·si·fy·ing

Definition of CLASSIFY for Kids

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

classify

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

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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