Definition of subcategory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbkatɪɡ(ə)ri/

noun (plural subcategories)

A secondary or subordinate category.
Example sentences
  • Broken down by age, the five-person category contained four subcategories according to the total ages of all team members.
  • The second subcategory contained responses from participants teaching in career programs.
  • The language of learning was the second subcategory for analysis of the fieldnotes.



(also subcategorisation /sʌbkatɪɡ(ə)rʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/) noun
Example sentences
  • We think that by virtue of its benign appearance sufficient evidence is present to propose a subcategorization of this tumor.
  • We performed sensitivity analyses to examine the stability of the results in relation to ‘surgeon effect’ and subcategorisation of laparoscopic hysterectomy.
  • Some subcategorisation would also be implemented, mainly to allow efficient, direct data access.


(also subcategorise) verb
Example sentences
  • Because the extent of disease may influence operative outcomes, the survival rate in the context of surgery was subcategorized into those with nonextensive versus extensive disease.
  • The results of this study suggest that adenocarcinoma in situ cannot be routinely recognized or precisely subcategorized in routine practice.
  • Results were graded as negative or positive and further subcategorized as diffuse or focal.

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Line breaks: sub|cat¦egory

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