Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being classified.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being classified.

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  • adjective Able to be classified.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being classified

Etymologies

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c. 1800 classify +‎ -able

Examples

  • As the alphabetic symbol for a rite of initiation into education in English, SAT may not be classifiable as a part of speech, but it is likely a harbinger of new kinds of speech evolving in Global English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • As the alphabetic symbol for a rite of initiation into education in English, SAT may not be classifiable as a part of speech, but it is likely a harbinger of new kinds of speech evolving in Global English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Shivani: Two important veteran poets you have recently brought again to prominence are Ed Sanders and Bill Berkson, the former generally classifiable under the Beat category and the latter under the New York School.

    Anis Shivani: WATCH: Indie Literary Publishing: Editors And Writers Speak Out

  • Karl Shroeder has six novels under his belt, several of which might be classifiable as hard SF (or at least having strong hard-SF elements, even if there's other stuff in there, too).

    Who's Your Favorite Hard Science Fiction Author?

  • The dominant colour was grey, and yet there was to it a faint reddish hue — a hue that was baffling, that appeared and disappeared, that was more like an illusion of the vision, now grey, distinctly grey, and again giving hints and glints of a vague redness of colour not classifiable in terms of ordinary experience.

    The She-Wolf

  • Allows urban renewal agency to notify assessor to collect maximum division of taxes for newly approved urban renewal plans and substantially amended plans, including certain plans classifiable as large metropolitan plans.

    Portland "urban renewal" abuse hits new low (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • DNA studies do not indicate that separate classifiable subspecies races exist within modern humans.

    The Strongest Drug

  • As found in her new book, The Suburban Swindle, Jackie Corley's stories would seem to be classifiable as a kind of slice-of-life realism, episodes, some quite circumscribed and plotless, that add a little fictional flesh to bare-bones themes of cultural anomie announced in the first paragraphs of the very first such episode, "Blood in Jersey":

    Realism in Fiction

  • Though the two standards (a faintly sinister All of You, and an enigmatic They Can't Take That Away from Me) do feature some arresting twists to the words and meanings, interval jumps off the regular tunes, and bursts of more or less straight jazz keyboards, Berkson's least classifiable ventures are her most decisive performances.

    Judith Berkson: Oylam

  • Department of Justice under Attorneys General Ashcroft and Gonzales, written by John Yoo and others, CIA operatives were given to understand that, in the circumstances of the prisoners being essentially stateless and therefore not classifiable as typical (or even presumptive) enemy combatants, the CIA's understandings of past international law were no longer "operative."

    Torture and Tortured Reasoning

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