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  1. cat·e·go·ry
    IPA[ˈkadəˌɡôrē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a class or division of people or things regarded as having particular shared characteristics:

      five categories of intelligence
    • 2. one of a possibly exhaustive set of classes among which all things might be distributed.

    • 3. one of the a priori conceptions applied by the mind to sense impressions.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: category, plural noun: categories

    • noun

      a class or division of people or things regarded as having particular shared characteristics:

      each of a possibly exhaustive set of classes among which all things might be distributed.

    • noun

      a large store, typically one of a chain, which specializes in a particular type of discounted merchandise and becomes the dominant retailer in that category.
    • noun

      the error of assigning to something a quality or action that can properly be assigned to things only of another category, for example, treating abstract concepts as though they had a physical location.
    • noun

      the error of assigning to something a quality or action which can only properly be assigned to things of another category, for example treating abstract concepts as though they had a physical location.
    • noun

      a large store, typically one of a chain, which specializes in a particular type of discounted merchandise and becomes the dominant retailer in that category.
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