Meaning of CATEGORY in English


n. (pl. -ies) 1 a class or division. 2 Philos. a one of a possibly exhaustive set of classes among which all things might be distributed. b one of the a priori conceptions applied by the mind to sense-impressions. c any relatively fundamental philosophical concept. categorial adj.

[ F catégorie or LL categoria f. Gk kategoria statement f. kategoros accuser ]

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