Meaning of CATEGORY in English

CATEGORY

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ broad , general , large

▪ narrow

▪ basic

▪ individual , one , single , special , specific

We have created a special ~ for part-time workers.

▪ different , discrete , distinct , separate

▪ high , low

Most of his ratings were in the highest ~.

▪ important

▪ high-risk

Intravenous drug users are in a high-risk ~ for hepatitis C.

▪ age , ethnic ( esp. AmE ), gender , income , job , occupational , racial ( esp. AmE ), social

▪ price , size , weight

VERB + CATEGORY

▪ be included in , belong to , come into , fall into , fit , fit into

The cities investigated fell into two broad categories.

▪ constitute , form

The Individualists constitute the largest ~ of great artists.

Flutes form a separate ~ of wind instruments.

▪ create , define , develop , establish , invent

▪ distinguish , identify , recognize

CATEGORY + VERB

▪ comprise sth , consist of sth , contain sth , cover sth , encompass sth , include sth

▪ be based on sth

categories based on ethnic origin

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~ , within a/the ~

He competed in the youngest age ~.

▪ ~ of

a higher ~ of prison

▪ ~ for

There's a separate ~ for children.

PHRASES

▪ be in a ~ (all) of its/your own , be in its/your own ~ (= to be unique)

▪ be in the same ~ (as sth)

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .