Definition of category in English:

category

Line breaks: cat¦egory
Pronunciation: /ˈkatɪg(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural categories)

  • 2 Philosophy Each of a possibly exhaustive set of classes among which all things might be distributed.
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    • In outlining the category of substance, we have already referred to examples of the second category listed, quality.
    • Kant believed that he had arrived at his list of categories by a process of abstraction.
  • 2.1Each of the a priori conceptions applied by the mind to sense impressions.
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    • Kantian categories of thought which we use to make sense of the world are those possessing this property, which we shall term reciprocity.
    • These fundamental categories are a priori, that is, they exist prior to experience.
    • So, for example, the category of substance is interpreted in terms of permanence.

Derivatives

categorial

Pronunciation: /-ˈgɔːrɪəl/
adjective
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  • Of course, temporal-parts theorists may urge that this categorial distinction between objects and processes is a superficial and philosophically unjustifiable one, rooted in the idiosyncrasies of everyday grammatical forms.
  • Statistical relations between the categorial variables were analysed with SPSS software, using analysis or the Cochran Q test for related dichotomous variables.
  • The political significance of categorial identity is clear in part because we are used to thinking of politics by reference to identity categories anyway.

Origin

late Middle English (in sense 2): from French catégorie or late Latin categoria, from Greek katēgoria 'statement, accusation', from katēgoros 'accuser'.

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