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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: classifies, classifying, classified
definition 1: to arrange or order with respect to type or class.
The museum's paintings are classified according to art movement and genre.These rocks are typical of certain types, so they are quite easy to classify.
arrange, categorize, group, order, range
similar words:
assort, break down, catalogue, class, codify, coordinate, designate, digest, grade, graduate, methodize, organize, pigeonhole, place, rank, sort, type
definition 2: to assign to a particular category or group.
He had been classified as a gifted student in elementary school.
definition 3: to specify (documents or other information) as being highly restricted in availability.
These documents have been classified and cannot be accessed without special clearance.
similar words:
conceal, restrict, withhold
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derivation: classifiable (adj.)
Word Builder: classify +
  • classified advertisement:
    newspaper advertisements that are in groups according to what a person or business wants to sell or is looking for.