classify

[clas·si·fy]

Humans seem to have the need to classify things, arranging them into different classes by such unifying traits as size, color, or shape. It’s fine to do this to inanimate objects, but doing it to people can be very wrong.

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To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrnge in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters.

Verb
arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Verb
assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

Verb
declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents"


v. t.
To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters.


Classify

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 arrnge in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters. Syn. -- To arrange; distibute; rank.

To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrnge in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters.

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Usage Examples

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.

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Other Usage Examples

I'd like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it's probably more like a TV reality show.

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