Meaning of CATEGORY in English

CATEGORY

■ noun ( plural categories )

1》 a class or division of people or things having particular shared characteristics.

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

↘each of the a priori conceptions applied by the mind to sense impressions.

Derivatives

categorial adjective

Origin

ME: from Fr. catégorie or late L. categoria , from Gk katēgoria 'statement, accusation', from katēgoros 'accuser'.

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