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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: categoria, from Greek, from kategorein 'to accuse, make a statement about', from kata- ( CATACLYSM) + agora 'public gathering'

category

noun
     
cat‧e‧go‧ry S2 W2 plural categories [countable]
a group of people or things that are all of the same type
category of
There are five categories of workers.
people in the over-45 age category
Seats are available in eight of the 10 price categories.
fall into/belong in/fit into a category
Voters fall into three main categories.
Williams' style does not fit easily into the category of jazz.

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