[ kat-i-gawr-ee-uh l, -gohr- ]
/ ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr i əl, -ˈgoʊr- /

adjective Linguistics.

of or relating to a categorial grammar.
(in generative grammar) of or relating to the part of the base component that contains rules for establishing syntactic categories and ordering the elements within them.

Origin of categorial

category + -al1; compare German categorial (1880) pertaining to categories in logic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for categorial


/ (ˌkætɪˈɡɔːrɪəl) /


of or relating to a category
logic (of a statement) consisting of a subject, S, and a predicate, P, each of which denotes a class, and having one of the following forms: all S are P (universal affirmative); some S are P (particular affirmative); some S are not P (particular negative); no S are P (universal negative)See syllogism
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