Classifying

[klˈasɪfˌa͡ɪɪŋ], [klˈasɪfˌa‍ɪɪŋ], [k_l_ˈa_s_ɪ_f_ˌaɪ_ɪ_ŋ]

Definitions of Classifying:

  1.   Arranging in sorts or ranks. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for Classifying:

  1. Classifying the stars has helped materially in all studies of the structure of the universe. – Annie Jump Cannon
  2. Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner. – Paul Ricoeur

Usage examples for Classifying:

  1. But to allow considerations of this sort to prevent us from using a common- sense classification of acts by the proportion of the personal element in them, is as unreasonable as if we allowed the doctrine of the conservation of physical force, or the evolution of one mode of force into another, to prevent us from classifying the affections of matter independently, as light, heat, motion, and the rest. ” – On Compromise by John Morley
  2. In Germany, even outside of Kindergarten, thinking schools have long preceded reading schools, and yet learning to read German, in which every sound is represented by a different letter, and every letter has one sound, cultivates the classifying powers, as learning to read English cannot. ” – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  3. Professor Bourne has given but a short list of them in addition to those that have already been mentioned, but even this furnishes an excellent idea of how much the university professors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spanish America were taking to heart the duty of gathering, arranging and classifying knowledge for after generations. ” – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  4. When Madame Rougon entered, he was taking his choice of a heap of letters and papers, under the pretext, no doubt, of classifying them. ” – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. Since this is true, it is obvious that the work of collecting, verifying, classifying analyzing, and organizing the facts upon which the science of character analysis is based has been going on from the very dawn of civilization. ” – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  6. “ Evsey spends his days in arranging and classifying the books which his master has bought. ” – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  7. In classifying these accumulations- Kennedy paused and the silence in the little room was death- like- we may say that there are some which are legitimate and some which are not. ” – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. You can well see that these denominations have become idle and that the work of classifying whatever method one desired to use, would be impracticable. ” – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  9. On entering we find ourselves at once before the most celebrated of all painted animals, Paul Potter's " Bull"- that immortal bull which, as has been said, was honored at the Louvre, when the mania arose of classifying these pictures in a sort of hierarchy of celebrity, by being placed near the " Transfiguration" of Raphael, the " St Peter the Martyr" of Titian, and the " Communion of St. Jerome" by Domenichino; that bull for which England would pay a million francs, and Holland would not sell for double that sum; the bull on which more pages have been written than the strokes of the artist on the canvas, and about which critics still write and dispute as if it were a real living creation of a new animal instead of a picture. ” – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  10. His capacity of examining the etheric double will give him considerable advantage in locating and classifying any defects or diseases of the nervous system, while from the appearance of the astral body he will be at once aware of all the emotions, passions, desires and tendencies of the man before him, and even of very many of his thoughts also. ” – Clairvoyance by Charles Webster Leadbeater

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