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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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