a category / to categorize

A category is a separate part of a system, which has its own name. So, in the Oscars, there are a number of different categories for acting: Best actor, Best supporting actor etc. If you divide something into different parts, you categorise (or ‘categorize’) it.

Research is often categorised as ‘qualitative’ or ‘quantitative’ but frequently it uses elements of each approach. 

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