(verb.) arrange or order by classes or categories; 'How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?'.
(verb.) declare unavailable, as for security reasons; 'Classify these documents'.
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(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.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
v. a. Arrange, class, distribute, dispose, form into classes, reduce to order.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Arrange, systematize, adjust, rank, class, tabulate, dispose, collocate,assort
ANT:Derange, confound, disorder, disorganize, intermix
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v.t. to make or form into classes: to arrange:—pr.p. class′ifying; pa.p. class′ified.—adjs. Classifī′able capable of being classified; Classif′ic denoting classes.—n. Classificā′tion act of forming into classes: distribution into classes.—adj. Class′ificātory.—n. Class′ifīer.
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- The naturalist may classify the dog and the fox, the house-cat and the tiger together for certain purposes. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- It is of course possible to classify in a general way the various valuable phases of life. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- But no housewife dare classify the cat and the tiger, the dog and the fox, as the same kind of animal. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- His purpose was to comprehend, to define, to classify t he phenomena of organic and inorganic nature, to systematize the knowledge of his own time. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- I have attempted to classify these proposals under four headings. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- Apple-growers classify apples into three different kinds, each consisting of a great many separate varieties. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- It was thought at first the creature was a whale, but later it was classified as a fish, for it breathed through gills of which there were five in number. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- There were no free schools, and none in which the scholars were classified. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- The subject of metallurgy in this century soon became scientifically treated and its operations classified. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- In the complicated old European communities, Archer began to guess, love-problems might be less simple and less easily classified. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- He is aware of the importance of 'classifying according to nature,' and will try to 'separate the limbs of science without breaking them' (PhaeDr.). Plato. The Republic.
- This innate modesty, however, does not prevent Edison from recognizing and classifying his own methods of investigation. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- On the contrary, I answered, it was only last night that I was looking over my old notes, and classifying some of our past results. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Nearly the same rules are followed as in classifying species. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- The rules for classifying will no doubt become simpler when we have a definite object in view. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
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