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noun


(1)   A general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
(2)   A collection of things sharing a common attribute
"There are two classes of detergents"
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Etymology


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Noun



  1. A group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.
    This steep and dangerous climb belongs to the most difficult category.
    I wouldn't put this book in the same category as the author's first novel.
  2. A collection of objects, together with a transitively closed collection of composable arrows between them, such that every object has an identity arrow.
    One well-known category has sets as objects and functions as arrows.

Synonyms

class, family, genus, group, kingdom, order, phylum, race, tribe, type
  • See also Wikisaurus:class

Related terms



  • categorise / categorize

  • categorial