Definition of "category" []

  • A specifically defined division in a system of classification; a class. (noun)
  • A general class of ideas, terms, or things that mark divisions or coordinations within a conceptual scheme, especially: (noun)
  • Aristotle's modes of objective being, such as quality, quantity, or relation, that are inherent in everything. (noun)
  • Kant's modes of subjective understanding, such as singularity, universality, or particularity, that organize perceptions into knowledge. (noun)
  • A basic logical type of philosophical conception in post-Kantian philosophy. (noun)
  • A class or group of things, people, etc, possessing some quality or qualities in common; a division in a system of classification (noun)

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  • Any one of the most basic classes into which objects and concepts can be analysed (noun)
  • (in the philosophy of Aristotle) any one of ten most fundamental modes of being, such as quantity, quality, and substance (noun)
  • (in the philosophy of Kant) one of twelve concepts required by human beings to interpret the empirical world (noun)
  • Any set of objects, concepts, or expressions distinguished from others within some logical or linguistic theory by the intelligibility of a specific set of statements concerning them (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "category" in a sentence
  • "Dates in the URL might look appropriate for a true Blog, but %category%/%postname% is far more user friendly, and many visitors will instinctively know to trim the URL to see the category home page."
  • "Another question, how does WP chooses which category to use at %category%?"
  • "With respect to % category% not working in Apache 1. x, we got it working for 3 levels of category hierarchy by manually editing. htaccess and replacing the regexp where category would appear, namely"