subcategorization

noun
sub·​cat·​e·​go·​ri·​za·​tion | \ ˌsəb-ˌka-ti-gə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce subcategorization (audio) \
plural subcategorizations

Definition of subcategorization

: the act of categorizing something or the state of being categorized at a lower or secondary level : a secondary categorization A neophyte … could still arrive at the same wine in their glass using a different methodology. Thanks to [Paolo] Meregalli's clever subcategorization by flavor, mouthfeel, and descriptions, what could be a bewildering list for newbies is easy to navigate.— Lauren Mowery

Other Words from subcategorization

subcategorize \ ˌsəb-​ˈka-​ti-​gə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce subcategorization (audio) \ transitive verb subcategorized; subcategorizing
populations categorized by language and subcategorized by dialect

First Known Use of subcategorization

1948, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About subcategorization

Time Traveler for subcategorization

Time Traveler

The first known use of subcategorization was in 1948

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near subcategorization

subcaste

subcategorization

subcategory

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for subcategorization

Cite this Entry

“Subcategorization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcategorization. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!