Definition of classify
- classifying books according to subject matter
- The movie is classified as a comedy.
- The vehicle is classified as a truck.
Students will be learning about the ways scientists classify animals.
The online system can classify books by subject.
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: 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
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