classifier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n classifier a word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs
    • n classifier a person who creates classifications
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.
    • n Classifier One who classifies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world
    • n classifier One who classifies; one who constructs or applies a system of classification; a taxonomist.
    • n classifier A figure, mark, or symbol used in classifying.
    • n classifier In the Chinese spoken language, one of a number of words that serve to point out which one of several things called by the same name (though differently written) is intended. Also called numeratives, because of their frequent use after numerals.
    • n classifier In ore concentration and milling, an apparatus for subdividing ore-pulp, according to the size and density of the mineral articles, in moving currents.
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.”
  • Kim Basinger
    Kim Basinger
    “I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time to care.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “It cannot in the opinion of His Majesty's Government be classified as slavery in the extreme acceptance of the word without some risk of terminological inexactitude.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry%20Ward%20Beecher
    “Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories -- those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.”

Usage

In literature:

Imperfection and ignorance are not, in themselves, blameworthy and should never be classified as sins.
"The Ascent of the Soul" by Amory H. Bradford
The books of the Old Testament have been differently classified and arranged.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
In 1836 Gallatin conferred a great boon upon linguistic students by classifying all the existing material relating to this subject.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
Classify the races of men.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Before classifying the various forms of sexual relationships, it may be well to say a few words on the definition of marriage in general.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
Bacteria are most conveniently classified according to their shape.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
On one pretext or another, I got permission to examine the non-classified files that aren't open to public examination.
"Graveyard of Dreams" by Henry Beam Piper
They would classify him as suffering from shell shock.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The rules of syntax are here classified and numbered consecutively.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Material Fallacies classified 394 Sec.5.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
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In poetry:

The stately "Antiquarium"
Is his emporium, his home.
He wonders if when he is gone
Will people look with mournful pride
On him done up and classified,
And the right label on.
"The Antiquarian" by Hattie Howard
The butter-making, bread and cheese,
The old folks difficult to please,
The harvest hands--voracious bears!--
The infantry, a parent's pride,
By duos proudly classified:
So multiplied her cares.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard
O triply beatific those
Whose state is classified as married,
Untroubled by the green-eyed woes,
By such upheavals never harried.
Ay, three times happy are the wed ones,
Who cleave together till they're dead ones.
"Jealousy" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

The US Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that the amount of land classified in extreme or exceptional drought jumped to more than 20 percent, up 7 percent from last week.
Classified bulletin warns of 'nonspecific' al Qaeda threat to U.S. Chertoff confirmed as secretary.
ANSI/ISA-12.20.01-2009 General Requirements for Electrical Ignition Systems for Internal Combustion Engines in Class I, Division 2 or Zone 2, Hazardous (Classified) Locations.
As readers flee news on the printed page for an on-line life and classified ads head out the door for Craigslist and points west, the Washington Post became just the latest major newspaper to announce significant staff cuts.
Joseph H Greenberg, an eminent linguist and classifier of the world's languages, died on May 7 in Stanford, Calif He was 85.
Israel today lifted a gag order on Israeli media reporting on the case of Anat Kam , who allegedly passed up to 2,000 classified army documents to the newspaper Haaretz.
Development strategy allows military smart phones to securely access classified networks.
Landscaping , Lawn, Garden Classifieds.
Today we wander toward the south of France into the new hierarchy of classified Languedoc wines.
An Army intelligence analyst suspected in the biggest leak of classified US documents in history makes his first court appearance on Friday accused of multiple charges including aiding the enemy, which could bring life imprisonment.
Looks like there's a better chance of them get caught with their hand in the cookie jar or posting fun, flirty classifieds on CraigsList than getting voted out of office.
Turning to the president of the United States, I ask Genovese to classify him for me.
Sleepy Lesbos , Karsten Osterby's hard-to-classify local project, seems utterly mysterious on its new EP.
A linguist for the Navy in Bahrain is charged under the Espionage Act with possessing classified documents _ some of which ended up in public archives of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Marijuana is currently classified a "Schedule 1" drug, meaning it's not accepted medical use for treatment in the United States and can't be prescribed , administered or dispensed for medical use, according to the DEA.
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In science:

In Fig 1 we present the results in a shape phase diagram as a function of the coefficients r1 and r2 which were introduced in as the essential control parameters to classify the equilibrium configurations of the IBM Hamiltonian. r1 and r2 are determined by particular combinations of the interaction parameters.
How random are random nuclei? Shapes, triangles and kites
Note that the classifying space BG will be infinite dimensional for all compact G, but often can be analyzed by taking limits of finite dimensional constructions.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
For a general group G the topology of the classifying space of a group G is often closely related to the representation theory of G.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
Here EG is their classifying space for proper G actions, on the left one is using some version of K-homology, typically one defined in terms of operator algebras, such as Kasparov KK-theory.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
One also needs to understand why the path integral is expressed as an integral over the classifying space BGP = AP /GP .
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
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