Category

Definition of Category

Cat´e`go`ry
n.1.(Logic.) One of the highest classes to which the objects of knowledge or thought can be reduced, and by which they can be arranged in a system; an ultimate or undecomposable conception; a predicament.
The categories or predicaments - the former a Greek word, the latter its literal translation in the Latin language - were intended by Aristotle and his followers as an enumeration of all things capable of being named; an enumeration by the summa genera i.e., the most extensive classes into which things could be distributed.
- J. S. Mill.
2.Class; also, state, condition, or predicament; as, we are both in the same category.
There is in modern literature a whole class of writers standing within the same category.
- De Quincey.

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area, blood, bracket, branch, clan, department, division, estate, grade, group, grouping, head, heading, kin, label, league, level, list, listing, pigeonhole, position, predicament, race, ranking, rating, rubric, section, sector, sept, sphere, station, status, strain, stratum, subdivision, subgroup, suborder, tier, title, variety
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