Definition of category
1 : any of several fundamental and distinct classes to which entities or concepts belong Taxpayers fall into one of several categories.
2 : a division within a system of classification She competed for the award in her age category.
Examples of category in a sentence
The cars belong to the same category.
Taxpayers fall into one of several categories.
She competed for the award in her age category.
Recent Examples of category from the web
I am touted as an exemplar of that latter category.
Weave’s other categories include Hiring, General Networking, Fundraising, and Services.
But there hasn’t always been autism—or its related categories, Asperger’s syndrome and (the current official term) autism-spectrum disorder.
Instead, menus are divided into eight categories, grouped according to the raw materials used in distillation (corn, juniper, say, or grape and apple) rather than by spirit, like rum or gin.
The emerging consensus is that there will be fewer hurricanes in a warmer world, but the very strongest storms, the Category 4 and 5 systems, will be 5- to 15-mph stronger.
Says the governor of a state that's last in almost every health-care category, and that doesn't even have a state board dealing with medical accidents.
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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 English Language Learners
Definition of category for English Language Learners
: a group of people or things that are similar in some way
CATEGORY Defined for Kids
Definition of category for Students
: a basic division or grouping of things He competed in the junior category.
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