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Definition of catagory

"catagory" is probably misspelled. Trying category instead Definition of category

1. category [ n ] a collection of things sharing a common attribute
Examples: "there are two classes of detergents"

Used in print:

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Since it requires only five players , it would seem to fall_into the category of chamber_music - yet it calls_for a double_bass , an instrument generally regarded_as symphonic .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

When I question them as_to what they mean by concepts like liberty and democracy , I find that they fall_into two categories : the simpler ones who have simply accepted the shibboleths of their faith without analysis ; and the intelligent , cynical ones who scornfully reply that these things do n't count any_more in the world of to-day .

Nobody knows how many Southerners there are in this category .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

The purpose of washing is , obviously , to remove soils which are arbitrarily classed in the four major categories given below :

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

The cores of deep sea sediments and content of collectors in remote regions are valuable in this category .

Synonyms category class family Related Terms collection sex stamp grammatical_category paradigm Diplopoda Malacostraca declension declension conjugation Larvacea denomination superphylum classify categorize

2. category [ n ] a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

Used in print:

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

The progress of science over these last few centuries and the gradual replacement of Biblical by scientific categories of reality have to a large extent emptied the spirit_world of the entities which previously populated it .

Synonyms category Related Terms concept kind way rubric pigeonhole categorize

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