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English definition of “classify”

classify

verb [T]     /ˈklæsɪfaɪ/
to divide people or things into groups according to their characteristics : classify sb/sth as sth A screen-printing firm can have as many as 500 employees and still be classified as a small business .classify sb/sth by sth Imports are now classified by country of despatch , rather than country of origin .classify sb/sth into sth We've classified total expenditure into two major categories , (a) Current expenditure (b) Development expenditure .
(Definition of classify verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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