Definition of classifier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈklæsɪfaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæsɪfaɪər//
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an affix or word which shows that a word belongs to a group of words with similar meanings. For example the prefix ‘un’ is a classifier that shows the word is negative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: classifier