Associations to the word «Category»


CATEGORY, noun. A group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.
CATEGORY, noun. (mathematics) A collection of objects, together with a transitively closed collection of composable arrows between them, such that every object has an identity arrow, and such that arrow composition is associative.
CATEGORY KILLER, noun. (business) (US) A retailer that offers a wider selection of merchandise in a category than existing retailers, at lower prices, thereby gaining substantial share of the market and "killing" the existing retailers.
CATEGORY KILLERS, noun. Plural of category killer
CATEGORY MISTAKE, noun. A semantic or ontological error by which a property is ascribed to a thing that could not possibly have that property.
CATEGORY MISTAKES, noun. Plural of category mistake
CATEGORY THEORY, noun. (mathematics) A branch of mathematics which deals with spaces and maps between them in abstraction, taking similar theorems from various disparate more concrete branches of mathematics and unifying them.

Dictionary definition

CATEGORY, noun. A collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents".
CATEGORY, noun. A general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme.

Wise words

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