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Definition 1: a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme - [noun denoting cognition]

(category is a kind of ...) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(... is a kind of category ) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

(... is a kind of category ) a specific (often simplistic) category

(... is a kind of category ) category name

"it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'"

(... is a kind of category ) a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'

"they didn't have much in the way of clothing"

Definition 2: a collection of things sharing a common attribute - [noun denoting group]

Samples where category or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there are two classes of detergents

Synonyms for category in the sense of this definition

(category is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of category ) (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

(... is a kind of category ) a family of fifty or more genes on the sixth human chromosome that code for proteins on the surfaces of cells and that play a role in the immune response

(... is a kind of category ) a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money

"he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations"

(... is a kind of category ) a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms

(... is a kind of category ) a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms

"the first declension in Latin"

(... is a kind of category ) either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided

"the war between the sexes"

(... is a kind of category ) a type or class

"more men of his stamp are needed"

(... is a kind of category ) (music) the family of woodwind instruments

(... is a kind of category ) (music) the family of bowed stringed instruments

(... is a kind of category ) (music) the family of brass instruments

(... is a kind of category ) the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)

(category is a member of ...) (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and below a class or subclass

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