verb (used with object), categorized, categorizing.
to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
to describe by labeling or giving a name to; characterize.
Also, especially British, categorise.

1695–1705; categor(y) + -ize

categorist [kat-i-gawr-ist, -gohr-] , noun
categorization, noun
decategorization, noun
decategorize, verb (used with object), decategorized, decategorizing.
miscategorize, verb (used with object), miscategorized, miscategorizing.
miscategorized, adjective
recategorize, verb (used with object), recategorized, recategorizing.
subcategorization, noun
uncategorized, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
categorize or categorise (ˈkætɪɡəˌraɪz)
(tr) to place in a category; classify
categorise or categorise
categori'zation or categorise
categori'sation or categorise

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Example sentences
From electric eels to seahorses, see the fish who defy usual categorization.
In these maps, hierarchy and categorization are visually and clearly defined.
The years on many books are wrong, along with their categorization.
Writer tells about the categorization of hurricanes.
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