Definition of Classificatory

1. Adjective. Relating to or involving classification:. "Classificatory criteria"

Partainyms: Classification
Derivative terms: Classify, Classify

Definition of Classificatory

1. a. Pertaining to classification; admitting of classification.

Definition of Classificatory

1. Adjective. Serving to classify. ¹

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Definition of Classificatory

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Classificatory

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1. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"As Wundt remarks in his discussion of the classificatory system, persons of the same sex are more closely associated than are men and women. ..."

2. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1891)
"Now it is most interesting to note that Dr. Tylor, by his method of adhesions, has found the two institutions, exogamy and classificatory relationship, ..."

3. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy, ( (1879)
"Fundamental, Adaptive, and classificatory Characters.—We thus find three distinct kinds of characters;—the fundamental, which are of first-rate importance ..."

4. History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1894)
"Of Mineralogy as the Analytico-classificatory Science. MINERALOGY, as it has hitherto been cultivated, is, as I have already said, an imperfect ..."

5. Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia by Northcote Whitridge Thomas (1906)
"Descriptive and classificatory systems. ... not parallel to it we have two ways of expressing these relationships—the descriptive and the classificatory. ..."

6. Anthropological Essays Presented to Edward Burnett Tylor in Honour of His by Barbara W. Freire- Marreco (1907)
"ON THE ORIGIN OF THE classificatory SYSTEM OF RELATIONSHIPS BY WH R EIVERS, FELLOW OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE LEWIS MORGAN is the only modern writer ..."

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