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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas-uh-fi-key-shuh n]
    • /ˌklæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas-uh-fi-key-shuh n]
    • /ˌklæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of classificatory word

  • noun classificatory the act of classifying. 1
  • noun classificatory the result of classifying or being classified. 1
  • noun classificatory one of the groups or classes into which things may be or have been classified. 1
  • noun classificatory Biology. the assignment of organisms to groups within a system of categories distinguished by structure, origin, etc. The usual series of categories is phylum (or, especially in botany, division), class, order, family, genus, species, and variety. 1
  • noun classificatory the category, as restricted, confidential, secret, or top secret, to which information, a document, etc., is assigned, as by a government or military agency, based on the degree of protection considered necessary to safeguard it from unauthorized use. 1
  • noun classificatory Library Science. any of various systems for arranging books and other materials, especially according to subject or format. 1

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Origin of classificatory

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
1780-90; < Latin classi(s) class + -fication

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Parts of speech for Classificatory


classificatory popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

classificatory usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for classificatory

adj classificatory

  • detailed — A detailed report or plan contains a lot of details.
  • vivid — strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
  • illuminating — to enlighten, as with knowledge.
  • pictorial — pertaining to, expressed in, or of the nature of a picture.
  • definitive — Something that is definitive provides a firm conclusion that cannot be questioned.

adjective classificatory

Antonyms for classificatory

adj classificatory

  • confusing — Something that is confusing makes it difficult for people to know exactly what is happening or what to do.
  • cursory — A cursory glance or examination is a brief one in which you do not pay much attention to detail.
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • undescriptive — having the quality of describing; characterized by description: a descriptive passage in an essay.

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