- (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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He actively blamed and condemned women—not just individually, but as a categorical whole—for his shortcomings.
He is a writing school of one, and Made to Break ushers his literary energies into categorical existence.Novelist D. Foy Dubs His Debut ‘Gutter Opera’ And Who Are We To Argue?|J.T. Price|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obviously, as a Democratic candidate for governor, he has shifted away from this categorical support for pro-gun measures.Crusader for Gun Rights Aims for Second Shot With Dems|Jamelle Bouie|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Charlene calls reports she tried to flee Monaco 'categorical lies'Princess Charlene of Monaco: I Was Not A Runaway Royal Bride|Tom Sykes|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The appeal of Kahanism, like all kinds of racism and fascism, lies in its simplicity and categorical consistency.
That was the Categorical Imperative, and Cecilia believed in it.Cecilia|F. Marion Crawford
This is why they confuse the categorical and the universal with the hypothetical.
Malone was snapping out his words with categorical crispness.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
But since you ask the question and require a categorical answer, I will make my confession.Don Orsino|F. Marion Crawford
In the business of everyday life, nothing is commoner than the categorical judgment sweeping and assured in its affirmatives.Three Plays|Luigi Pirandello