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categorically

[ kat-i-gawr-ik-lee, -gor- ]
/ ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr ɪk li, -ˈgɒr- /
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adverb

without exception; unconditionally; absolutely: Authorities have categorically denied that any violence took place.My colleagues didn't merely dislike the music, they categorically declared it wretched.
by means of or with respect to a category: If a child is not categorically eligible, the child may still qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income.

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Origin of categorically

non·cat·e·gor·i·cal·ly, adverbun·cat·e·gor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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