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classify +‎ -er.

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classifier (plural classifiers)

  1. Someone who classifies.
    • 1995, Leonard Shengold, Delusions of Everyday Life, page 39:
      He was a model of anal defensiveness: fastidious in his dress and appearance, a collector and putter of things in order, a classifier and labeler.
  2. (linguistics) A word or morpheme used in some languages (such as Japanese and American Sign Language), in certain contexts (such as counting), to indicate the semantic class to which something belongs.
  3. A machine that separates particles or objects of different size or density.
  4. (computing) A program or algorithm that classifies.
  5. (object-oriented programming) Class which classifies other classes by features.
    • 2005, Dan Pilone, Neil Pitman, UML 2.0 in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference, page 9:
      A classifier can have several types of extra information attached to it via a UML mechanism called adornments.
    • 2008, S.S.Jadhav B.S.Ainapure, Object Oriented Modeling & Design, page 3-40:
      The owner scope of a feature specifies whether the feature appears in each instance of the classifier or whether there is just a single instance of the feature for all instances of the classifier.
    • 2017, Katalin Popovici, Pieter J. Mosterman, Real-Time Simulation Technologies, page 142:
      The figure also shows that instances can be associated with a classifier Behavior, which represents the behavior that active objects start executing when created.

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From classe +‎ -ifier.

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  1. to classify

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  • Turkish: klasifiye (via past participle)

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