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noun cat·e·go·ry \ˈka-tə-ˌgȯr-ē\

Simple Definition of category

  • : a group of people or things that are similar in some way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of category

plural

categories

  1. 1 :  any of several fundamental and distinct classes to which entities or concepts belong

  2. 2 :  a division within a system of classification

Examples of category in a sentence

  1. The cars belong to the same category.

  2. Taxpayers fall into one of several categories.

  3. She competed for the award in her age category.



Origin and Etymology of category

Late Latin categoria, from Greek katēgoria predication, category, from katēgorein to accuse, affirm, predicate, from kata- + agora public assembly, from ageirein to gather


First Known Use: 1588


CATEGORY Defined for Kids

category

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noun cat·e·go·ry \ˈka-tə-ˌgȯr-ē\

Definition of category for Students

plural

categories

  1. :  a basic division or grouping of things <He competed in the junior category.>





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