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categorical

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adjective cat·e·gor·i·cal \ˌka-tə-ˈgȯr-i-kəl, -ˈgär-\

Simple Definition of categorical

  • : said in a very strong, clear, and definite way

Full Definition of categorical

  1. 1 :  absolute, unqualified <a categorical denial>

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or constituting a category b :  involving, according with, or considered with respect to specific categories

cat·e·gor·i·cal·ly play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of categorical

  1. He issued a categorical denial about his involvement in the deal.

  2. <a categorical denial of the rumors that the celebrities were planning to get married>



Variants of categorical

also cat·e·gor·ic play \-ik\

Origin of categorical

Late Latin categoricus, from Greek katēgorikos, from katēgoria


First Known Use: 1588

Rhymes with categorical



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