Definition of "classificatory" [clas•si•fi•ca•to•ry]
Serving to classify.(adjective)
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Use "classificatory" in a sentence
"_ -- Some of the natural sciences are said to be in what is known as the classificatory stage of development."
"The problem with lenses, stencils, genres and any kind of classificatory system, as I've been pointing out this whole time, is that they inherently disregard one thing or another."
"It was pioneered by Franz Boas as a refreshing alternative to earlier classificatory methodologies (I'm thinking Lewis Henry Morgan here), containing the notion of cultural evolution and heavily overlayed with imperial assumption: "their present is our past; our present is their future.""