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classifier

[klas-uh-fahy-er]
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.
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Origin of classifier

First recorded in 1810–20; classify + -er1
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Examples from the Web for classifier

Historical Examples

  • Then there was the collector of plants and classifier of his finds, and an arranger of all he could get by exchange or otherwise.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, November 1899

    Various

  • We will help you to work it out by giving you what is called a Classifier which will make it easy to decipher the verse.

  • Now move the Classifier so that the a in Have comes between the a form a and the b form a on the Classifier.

  • Now below the Classifier has been placed something which will help you still more.

  • If this point is secure in the mind of the classifier, little difficulty will be encountered.

    The Science of Fingerprints

    Federal Bureau of Investigation