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Classifying Adjective

An adjective used to indicate that something is a member of a particular class: e.g. wollen "woollen", französisch "French". Classifying adjectives do not form comparatives or superlatives and tend to come last in a list of adjectives. Compare the entries for quantitative, referential and qualifying adjectives.