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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

Full Definition of category

plural cat·e·go·ries

  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

  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 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

plural cat·e·go·ries

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





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