Definition of Category. Meaning of Category. Synonyms of Category

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Definition of Category

Category
Category Cat"e*go*ry, n.; pl. Categories. [L. categoria, Gr. ?, fr. ? to accuse, affirm, predicate; ? down, against + ? to harrangue, assert, fr. ? assembly.] 1. (Logic.) One of the highest classes to which the objects of knowledge or thought can be reduced, and by which they can be arranged in a system; an ultimate or undecomposable conception; a predicament. The categories or predicaments -- the former a Greek word, the latter its literal translation in the Latin language -- were intended by Aristotle and his followers as an enumeration of all things capable of being named; an enumeration by the summa genera i.e., the most extensive classes into which things could be distributed. --J. S. Mill. 2. Class; also, state, condition, or predicament; as, we are both in the same category. There is in modern literature a whole class of writers standing within the same category. --De Quincey.

Meaning of Category from wikipedia

- classes/categories Category of being Categories (Aristotle) Category (Kant) Categories (Peirce) Category (Vaisheshika) Stoic categories Category mistake...
- specifically in category theory, the category of small categories, denoted by Cat, is the category whose objects are all small categories and whose morphisms...
- In algebra, given a ring R, the category of left modules over R is the category whose objects are all left modules over R and whose morphisms are all...
- the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms—into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds. This measuring...
- A category mistake (or category error, categorical mistake, or mistake of category), is a semantic or ontological error in which things belonging to a...
- The pregnancy category of a medication is an ****essment of the risk of fetal injury due to the pharmaceutical, if it is used as directed by the mother...
- prototypical example of an abelian category is the category of abelian groups, Ab. Abelian categories are very stable categories; for example they are regular...
- In category theory, a branch of mathematics, the opposite category or dual category Cop of a given category C is formed by reversing the morphisms, i.e...
- In mathematics, a category (sometimes called an abstract category to distinguish it from a concrete category) is a collection of "objects" that are linked...
- many categories in mathematics, the category of rings is large, meaning that the class of all rings is proper. The category Ring is a concrete category meaning...