subcategorization

noun sub·cat·e·go·ri·za·tion \ ˌsəb-ˌka-ti-gə-rə-ˈzā-shən \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subcategorization

plural subcategorizations
: 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

subcategorize

play \ˌsəb-ˈka-ti-gə-ˌrīz\ transitive verb subcategorized; subcategorizing
    • populations categorized by language and subcategorized by dialect

First Known Use of subcategorization

1948


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