classify VERB (classifies, classified) 1) arrange (a group) in classes according to shared characteristics. 2) assign to a particular class or category. 3) designate (documents or information) as officially secret.
DERIVATIVES classifiable adjective classifier noun classifying adjective.

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  • Classifying space — In mathematics, specifically in homotopy theory, a classifying space BG of a topological group G is the quotient of a weakly contractible space EG (i.e. a topological space for which all its homotopy groups are trivial) by a free action of G. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Classifying space for U(n) — In mathematics, the classifying space for the unitary group U(n) is a space B(U(n)) together with a universal bundle E(U(n)) such that any hermitian bundle on a paracompact space X is the pull back of E by a map X → B unique up to homotopy. This… …   Wikipedia

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  • classifying — adjective That serves to classify …   Wiktionary

  • classifying — n. forming classes; act of arranging in types or ranks clas·si·fy || klæsɪfaɪ v. group, sort, arrange systematically; make confidential …   English contemporary dictionary

  • classifying — adjective Grammar (of an adjective) describing the class that a head noun belongs to and not having a comparative or superlative …   English new terms dictionary

  • classifying — …   Useful english dictionary

  • classifying space — noun A topological space that is the quotient of a free action (of the specified group) on a weakly contractible space …   Wiktionary

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