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classify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclassifyclas‧si‧fy /ˈklæsɪfaɪ/ ●○○ verb (classified, classifying, classifies) [transitive]  1 TYPEto decide what group something belongs toclassificationclassify something as/under something In law, beer is classified as a food product. We’d classify Drabble’s novels under ‘Romance’. Families are classified according to the father’s occupation.2 GROUP/PUT INTO GROUPSto regard people or things as belonging to a particular group because they have similar qualitiesclassification As a musician, Cage is hard to classify.classifiable adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
classifyScientists have discovered a new type of butterfly which has not yet been classified.The stations on the Trans-Siberian were classified according to size and amenity into five categories.Wines can be classified according to their sugar content - that is dry, medium or sweet.For the purposes of the discriminate analysis tissues were classified as showing no reactivity versus any reactivity.Carpentry and furniture making are usually classified as skilled trades.Babies walking later than 18 months were classified as slow walkers.How, then, I wonder, might we thus, sociologically, classify Bourdieu?Eggs are classified by weight as Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small, and Peewee.They can be classified into two types: in-store strategies and advertising and promotions.The first step has been to start classifying the problems.The military has classified the results of the weapons test.classified according toParty systems are generally classified according to the number of political parties and the interactions among the parties in the governing process.
From Longman Business Dictionaryclassifyclas‧si‧fy /ˈklæsɪfaɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle classified) [transitive] to state officially that something belongs to a particular group or typeclassify something as somethinga substance that is officially classified as hazardous→ See Verb table
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Verb table
classify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclassify
he, she, itclassifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyclassified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave classified
he, she, ithas classified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad classified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill classify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have classified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam classifying
he, she, itis classifying
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you, we, theyare classifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas classifying
you, we, theywere classifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been classifying
he, she, ithas been classifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been classifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be classifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been classifying
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