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I like having my autonomy; I like going into the vegetable aisle with little fanfare. Very few go into that star category, in that uber above-the-title category. The rest of us, day in and day out, we're there to support what they do.
Beth Broderick

Meaning of "category" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CATEGORY

From Late Latin catēgoria, from Greek katēgoria, from kategorein to accuse, assert.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CATEGORY

category  [ˈkætɪɡərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATEGORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Category is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CATEGORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of category in the English dictionary

The first definition of category in the dictionary is a class or group of things, people, etc, possessing some quality or qualities in common; a division in a system of classification. Other definition of category is any one of the most basic classes into which objects and concepts can be analysed. Category is also any one of ten most fundamental modes of being, such as quantity, quality, and substance.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATEGORY


allegory
ˈælɪɡərɪ
amphigory
ˈæmfɪɡərɪ
buggery
ˈbʌɡərɪ
Calgary
ˈkælɡərɪ
figgery
ˈfɪɡərɪ
Gregory
ˈɡrɛɡərɪ
Hungary
ˈhʌŋɡərɪ
Nagari
ˈnɑːɡərɪ
niggery
ˈnɪɡərɪ
piggery
ˈpɪɡərɪ
priggery
ˈprɪɡərɪ
skulduggery
skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ
subcategory
ˈsʌbˌkætəɡərɪ
sugary
ˈʃʊɡərɪ
thuggery
ˈθʌɡərɪ
tigery
ˈtaɪɡərɪ
vagary
ˈveɪɡərɪ
vinegary
ˈvɪnɪɡərɪ
Whiggery
ˈwɪɡərɪ
wiggery
ˈwɪɡərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATEGORY

categorematic
categorial
categorial grammar
categorially
categoric
categorical
categorical imperative
categorically
categoricalness
categories
categorisation
categorise
categorist
categorization
categorize
Category A
Category D
category killer
category management
category mistake

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATEGORY

accessory
advisory
depository
directory
factory
Federal Capital Territory
glory
gory
history
income category
introductory
inventory
ivory
laboratory
memory
phantasmagory
story
territory
theory
victory

Synonyms and antonyms of category in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CATEGORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «category» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of category

Translation of «category» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATEGORY

Find out the translation of category to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of category from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «category» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

种类
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

categoría
570 millions of speakers

English

category
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

श्रेणी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فِئَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

категория
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

categoria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিভাগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

catégorie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kategori
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kategorie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

部門
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

범주
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

babagan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hạng mục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्रेणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kategori
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

categoria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kategoria
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

категорія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

categorie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατηγορία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kategorie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kategori
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kategori
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of category

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATEGORY»

The term «category» is very widely used and occupies the 564 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATEGORY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «category» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «category» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about category

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10 QUOTES WITH «CATEGORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word category.
1
Theodor Adorno
Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category.
2
James F. Amos
There's not really a ban on the KIA bracelet specifically. There are regulations for wearing the uniform and specifically jewelry, and Marines are not allowed to wear bracelets. This falls under that spectrum. Now, the KIA bracelet will be lumped into the same category as the POW/MIA bracelets, which are approved for wear.
3
Scott Anderson
Just as with homicide, those in the 'passion' category of suicide are much more likely to turn to whatever means are immediately available - those that are easy and quick.
4
B.o.B
A lot of artists go in the studio and say, 'OK, whaddaya want me to do? Is it gonna be a hit? I'll do it. Is it gonna get played on the radio? I'll do it.' So they start makin' these songs, and they fall in the same tempo, same category, same this, same that, and it'll just all sound the same.
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Jim Bankoff
When I was at AOL, I was always on the web media side while much of the company was focused on the ISP business. We focused on big categories like celebrities and sports, and we created brands around that category like AOL Celebrities, AOL Movies and Fanhouse.
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Lionel Barber
Our U.S. audience is composed of globally-minded Americans, an elite category, the ones who do have passports, the decision-makers, senior ranks in the administration, senators on Capitol Hill.
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Beth Broderick
I like having my autonomy; I like going into the vegetable aisle with little fanfare. Very few go into that star category, in that uber above-the-title category. The rest of us, day in and day out, we're there to support what they do.
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Jose Canseco
I support the truth, that is all there is to it. And if you fall in that category of the truth, you are supported by the truth.
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Claudia Cardinale
And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B, not a big director.
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John Carpenter
I have two different categories of favorite films. One is the emotional favorites, which means these are generally films that I saw when I was a kid; anything you see in your formative years is more powerful, because it really stays with you forever. The second category is films that I saw while I was learning the craft of motion pictures.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATEGORY»

Discover the use of category in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to category and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Basic Category Theory for Computer Scientists
Basic Category Theory for Computer Scientists provides a straightforward presentationof the basic constructions and terminology of category theory, including limits, functors, naturaltransformations, adjoints, and cartesian closed ...
Benjamin C. Pierce, 1991
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An Introduction to Category Theory
Beginning postgraduate mathematicians will find this book an excellent introduction to all of the basics of category theory.
Harold Simmons, 2011
3
Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington
Beyond Category, the first biography to draw on the vast Duke Ellington archives at the Smithsonian Institution, recounts his remarkable career: his childhood in Washington, D.C., and his musical apprenticeship in Harlem; his long ...
John Edward Hasse, 1995
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Category Theory
This text and reference book on Category Theory, a branch of abstract algebra, is aimed not only at students of Mathematics, but also researchers and students of Computer Science, Logic, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, and any ...
Steve Awodey, 2006
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Category: Fifty Drawings by Edward Gorey
Finally, back in print! Edward Gorey's CATEGORY was first published by Gotham Book Mart in 1974. The English language edition has been out of print for decades.
‎1973
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Consumer-Centric Category Management: How to Increase ...
This book demonstrates how today's leading category management practitioners put the consumer first. The book also applies powerful new insights to category management basics.
ACNielsen, Al Heller, 2012
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Category Management in Purchasing: A Strategic Approach to ...
Using case studies and practical examples the book provides a clear definition and understanding of category management.
Jonathan O'Brien, 2009
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Lusternik-Schnirelmann Category
This is the first book which takes LS-category as its central theme and develops topics in topology and dynamics around it. As such, it leads from the very basics of the subject to the present-day state of the art.
Octavian Cornea
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Category 7
When a corrupt business mogul uses rogue weather technology to create a hurricane of unprecedented force in order to influence the president, young meteorologist Kate Sherman and CIA weatherman Jake Baxter struggle to prevent the deaths of ...
Bill Evans, Marianna Jameson, 2007
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The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History
Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present.
Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins, Steven Lukes, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATEGORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term category is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tablet shipments experience largest decline since 2009 category
For branded tablets, the year 2015 is off to a rocky start. For the first time since inception, the popular consumer item experienced its largest ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
WATCH: Test Your Celebrity BFF Knowledge With This Super Easy …
During a round of Double Jeopardy on the show earlier this week, Alex Trebek announced a fun category called “Friends,” in which the ... «Celebuzz, Jul 15»
3
Indique Hair Enters Bridal Category
With weaves taking over the red carpet and runways everyday, it was only a matter of time before the look become uber popular in the bridal ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
4
FitBit: Baird Starts at Buy, $52 Target; FitBit Leads a Growing Category
And he lauds Fitbit's hold on the category: “According to NPD, Fitbit held 85% of the U.S. fitness band market in Q1, with global share estimates ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
5
Censor Board flouted rules, converted `A` category films into `UA …
Mumbai: A CAG report has slammed the Censor Board for flouting several norms and converting 172 "A" category certified films into "UA" ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
6
World Food Championships Welcome Wright® Brand Bacon as the …
... announced today that Tyson Foods, Inc. and its Wright brand bacon are returning in 2015 as the exclusive bacon category sponsor. "We are ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
7
New category of NBFCs to help cross-sell financial products
The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) decision to allow setting up of new kind of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) that would act as ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
8
Shed with gin distillery near Aviemore wins pub honour
A wooden building in the Highlands with a gin distillery has won the pub category of Channel 4's Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
9
Trudeau, Heisterman top category in BC Bike Race
In the Solo Men category it was Tristan Uhl from Austin, Texas who scooped the top spot after sprint finish on Day 7 with a cumulative time of ... «Whistler Question, Jul 15»
10
Female hygiene category communication has come a long way, but …
Communication in this category has seen a drastic change because two decades ago, advertising of sanitary napkins was not only difficult, but ... «Exchange4Media, Jul 15»

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