[ klas-uh-fahy-er ]


  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.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of classifier1

First recorded in 1810–20; classify + -er 1

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Example Sentences

They each went through thousands of images manually, but overall, what they verified seemed to line up with what the classifier said.

“The team identified the classifier that was causing the issue and deactivated it while they fine-tune it,” the company added.

I joke that we sometimes have machine learning classifiers to solve a problem.

Now we’re at the point where our classifiers are catching errors in the labeling data or catching errors that human reviewers sometimes make.

So we had to sort of build a new classifier techniques to do this.

And in fact all classification supposes the active intervention of the classifier.

It is necessary, therefore, to leave to the judgment of the classifier the propriety of cross-referencing unclaimed disclosures.

But it may not be so obvious that he must also have been a classifier of his observations—an organizer of knowledge.

If man had not been his own classifier, he would never have thought of founding a separate order for his own reception.

So great is the dexterity of this classifier, that a glance will tell him the quality of the staple.


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