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.

Etymology: F cat{eacute}gorie or LL categoria f. Gk kategoria statement f. kategoros accuser

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.