Meaning of “classify” in the English Dictionary

"classify" in British English

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classifyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈklæs.ɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈklæs.ə.faɪ/

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

"classify" in American English

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classifyverb [ T ]

us /ˈklæs·əˌfɑɪ/

to divide things into groups according to type:

We classify our books by subject.

biology Classify also means to divide organisms into groups according to particular characteristics.

(Definition of “classify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"classify" in Business English

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classifyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈklæsɪfaɪ/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)