Meaning of “categorize” in the English Dictionary

"categorize" in English

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categorizeverb [ T ]

UK usually categorise uk /ˈkæt.ə.ɡər.aɪz/ us /ˈkæt̬.ə.ɡə.raɪz/
noun [ U ] UK usually categorisation uk /ˌkæt.ə.ɡər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkæt̬.ə.ɡə.rəˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “categorize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"categorize" in Business English

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categorizeverb [ T ]

UK also categorise uk /ˈkætəɡəraɪz/ us

to put people or things into groups of people or things that have the same features:

categorize sb/sth as sth You can categorize your company's strategy as a reactor, defender, analyzer, or prospector.
categorize sth into sth The Trade Reform Programme can be categorized into six major areas of activity.
be categorized by sth The view that people are best categorized by their socioeconomic status has never been popular in the United States.
noun [ C or U ] UK also categorisation /ˌkætəɡəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ /ˌkæṱəɡəraɪ-/

These are categorizations used in economic statistics.
Is the government going to embrace racial categorization of citizens, or reject it and treat Americans equally under the law?

(Definition of “categorize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)