- to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
- to describe by labeling or giving a name to; characterize.
Also especially British, cat·e·go·rise.
Origin of categorize
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Examples from the Web for categorization
Instead, Scroppo said, “I based the [categorization of] semi-independent status on the test that I administered to him.”One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
May 30, 2014
With conflict lines constantly shifting, the categorization of who got what and from where has become increasingly blurry.In Syria’s Hunger Games, Starvation Could Be the Next W.M.D.
May 27, 2014
- (tr) to place in a category; classify
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Word Origin and History for categorization
1866, noun of action from categorize. Perhaps influenced by French catégorisation (1845).
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