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category

 
Noun category has 2 senses
  1. class, category, family - a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
    --1 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --1 has members: superphylum
    --1 has particulars:
     Larvacea, class Larvacea; Diplopoda, class Diplopoda, Myriapoda, class Myriapoda; Malacostraca, subclass Malacostraca; grammatical category, syntactic category; substitution class, paradigm; stamp; sex; declension; conjugation; denomination
    Derived form: verb categorize1
  2. category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
    --2 is a kind of
    concept, conception, construct
    --2 has particulars:
     kind, sort, form, variety; pigeonhole; rubric; way
    Derived form: verb categorize1
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