mis classify


verb (used with object), classified, classifying.
to arrange or organize by classes; order according to class.
to assign a classification to (information, a document, etc.). Compare classification ( def 5 ).
to limit the availability of (information, a document, etc.) to authorized persons.

1790–1800; < Latin classi(s) class + -fy

classifiable, adjective
misclassify, verb (used with object), misclassified, misclassifying.
nonclassifiable, adjective
overclassify, verb (used with object), overclassified, overclassifying.
preclassify, verb (used with object), preclassified, preclassifying.
unclassifiable, adjective
unclassifiableness, noun
unclassifiably, adverb
unclassifying, adjective

1. class, rank, rate, categorize, group.
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classify (ˈklæsɪˌfaɪ)
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to arrange or order by classes; categorize
2.  government to declare (information, documents, etc) of possible aid to an enemy and therefore not available to people outside a restricted group
[C18: back formation from classification]

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Word Origin & History

1799, from Fr. classifier, from classe (see class). Related: Classification (1790).
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