Classify Clas"si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Classified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Classifying}.] [L. classis class + -fy.] 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; distribute; rank. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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