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classifier

[klas-uh-fahy-er] /ˈklæs əˌfaɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that classifies.
2.
a device for separating solids of different characteristics by controlled rates of settling.
3.
Grammar. (in Chinese, Japanese, and other languages) a word or morpheme that corresponds to a semantic class of nouns and regularly accompanies any noun of that class in certain syntactic constructions, such as those of numeration.
Origin of classifier
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; classify + -er1
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