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Meaning of CLASSIFY

Pronunciation:  'klasu`fI

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

CLASSIFY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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