Definitions for: Classify


[v] arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
[v] assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
[v] declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents"



Webster (1913) Definition: Clas"si*fy, v. t. [imp. & pp. Classified; p. pr. &
vb. n. Classifying.] [L. classis class + ?]
To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system;
to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common
properties or characters.

Syn: To arrange; distibute; rank.

Synonyms: assort, class, relegate, separate, sort, sort out

Antonyms: declassify

See Also: assign, attribute, catalog, catalogue, categorise, categorize, compare, count, dichotomise, dichotomize, grade, group, isolate, number, pigeonhole, reclassify, refer, restrict, size, stamp, stereotype, unitise, unitize

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