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Definition of "classificatory" [clas•si•fi•ca•to•ry]

  • Serving to classify. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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.""