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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

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

transitive verb clas·si·fy \ˈklas-ə-ˌfī\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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