动词过去式:classified 过去分词:classified 现在分词:classifying 第三人称单数:classifies 形容词:classifiable
v (pt, pp -fied)
1 (a)[Tn] arrange (sth) systematically in classes or groups 将（某事物）编排, 分类
*The books in the library are classified by/according to subject. 图书馆的书是按照[根据]科目分类的.
(b) [Tn, Cn.n/a] ~ sb/sth (as sth) place sb/sth in a particular class(3) 将某人[某事物]归类
*Would you classify her novels as serious literature or as mere entertainment? 你认为她的小说属于文学类呢, 还是属于通俗读物类?
2 [Tn] declare (information, documents, etc) to be officially secret and available only to certain people 将（资料、文件等）定为官方密件而仅供某些人使用.
v past tense and past participleclassifiedpresent participleclassifyingthird person singularclassifies [T]
to decide what group something belongs to
→classificationclassify sth as/under sth In law, beer is classified as a food product. We'd classify Drabble's novels under 'Romance'. Families are classified according to the father's occupation.
to regard people or things as belonging to a particular group because they have similar qualities
→classification As a musician, Cage is hard to classify.>classifiableadj
1. No matter how society may classify me as invisible and powerless, I exist. 不管社会怎样认为我已无足轻重，无能无力，我仍然存在。
2. One expert believes the situation could be comparable to what occurred in the 16th century, when Europeans puzzled over how to classify the unfamiliar inhabitants of the Americas, and endlessly debated whether or not they were humans. 有位专家相信，这一情形类似于16世纪时的一种情况，当时的欧洲人对如何对美洲的陌生居民进行归类感到困惑，并无休止地争论他们究竟是不是人类。