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verb (used with object), sub·clas·si·fied, sub·clas·si·fy·ing.
  1. to arrange in subclasses.
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Origin of subclassify

First recorded in 1905–10; sub- + classify
Related formssub·clas·si·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for sub-classification

Historical Examples

  • The sub-classification of a ship's company under the lieutenants.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The books are grouped in large classes with an abbreviated heading, with minute sub-classification.