Meaning of CATEGORY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈka-tə-ˌgȯr-ē ]


( plural -ries )

Etymology: Late Latin categoria, from Greek katēgoria predication, category, from katēgorein to accuse, affirm, predicate, from kata- + agora public assembly, from ageirein to gather

Date: 1588

1. : any of several fundamental and distinct classes to which entities or concepts belong

2. : a division within a system of classification

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.