- (of a proposition) analyzable into a subject and an attribute related by a copula, as in the proposition “All humans are mortal.”
- (of a syllogism) having categorical propositions as premises.
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This diagnosis, so categoric underneath its familiar form and somewhat faulty grammar, sounded a serious cry of alarm.Meissonier |Henri Barbusse
For no other race of the Mediterranean world was the moral law based on the "categoric imperative."The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
It was on this formal, categoric, and solemn declaration that we voted Art.The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906|Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
The essential point is perhaps best brought out by Shaler in his distinction between sympathetic and categoric contacts.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Not a categoric prohibition, but a caution not to sail too near the wind in this matter.Instigations|Ezra Pound