Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Distinguishing a class or classes: as, a classific mark.
  • Relating to classification; classificatory; taxonomic.
  • Making, constituting, or lying at the foundation of classification, or of a system of classification.

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

  • adjective Characterizing a class or classes; relating to classification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Characterizing a class or classes; relating to classification.

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Examples

  • The essential feature of the kinship terminology is the reckoning from ego, whereby each individual remembers his own relation to every other member of the clan or tribe; and commonly the kinship terms are classific rather than descriptive (i.e., a single term expresses the relation which in English is expressed by the phrase "My elder brother’s second son’s wife").

    The Siouan Indians

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