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categorize

verb [T] uk (UK usually categorise)   /ˈkæt.ə.ɡər.aɪz/ us    /ˈkæt̬.ə.ɡə.raɪz/
to put people or things into groups with the same features: The books are categorized into beginner and advanced. I would categorize this as a very early example of Tudor art.Classifying and creating order
categorization
noun [U] uk (UK usually categorisation)   /ˌkæt.ə.ɡər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkæt̬.ə.ɡə.raɪ-/
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