Classify (verb)

  1. Arrange (something) in a particular class or category.
  2. Consider (someone or something) as belonging to a particular class or category.


Early 17th century: from french classifier or latin classificare, from classis "class".


  1. The animals are classified according to their characteristics.
  2. The new law classifies this drug as a controlled substance.
  3. The scientist classified the newly discovered species as a subspecies of the known species.
  4. The library classifies the books according to the Dewey decimal system.
  5. The company classifies its employees according to their job titles.
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