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A word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts, such as counting, that indicates the semantic class to which an item belongs. For example, hon is used in Japanese in counting long slender objects such as sticks or pencils.


(ˈklæs əˌfaɪ ər)

1. one that classifies.
2. a device for separating solids of different characteristics by controlled rates of settling.
3. a word or morpheme, as in Chinese or Japanese, that indicates a class of nouns and regularly accompanies any noun of that class in certain syntactic constructions, as in numeration.
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Noun1.classifier - a person who creates classificationsclassifier - a person who creates classifications
thinker - someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
2.classifier - a word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
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