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classify

[ klas-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈklæs əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), clas·si·fied, clas·si·fy·ing.

to arrange or organize by classes; order according to class.
to assign a classification to (information, a document, etc.).Compare classification (def. 5).
to limit the availability of (information, a document, etc.) to authorized persons.

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Origin of classify

1790–1800; <Latin classi(s) class + -fy

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British Dictionary definitions for classify

classify
/ (ˈklæsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to arrange or order by classes; categorize
government to declare (information, documents, etc) of possible aid to an enemy and therefore not available to people outside a restricted group

Derived forms of classify

classifiable, adjectiveclassifier, noun

Word Origin for classify

C18: back formation from classification
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