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English noun: category

1. category (group) a collection of things sharing a common attribute

SamplesThere are two classes of detergents.

Synonymsclass, family

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)brass family, conjugation, declension, denomination, grammatical category, histocompatibility complex, paradigm, sex, stamp, substitution class, syntactic category, violin family, woodwind family

Member holonymsuperphylum

2. category (cognition) a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct

Narrower (hyponym)form, kind, pigeonhole, rubric, sort, variety, way

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