- (in Aristotelian philosophy) any of the fundamental modes of existence, such as substance, quality, and quantity, as determined by analysis of the different possible kinds of predication.
- (in Kantian philosophy) any of the fundamental principles of the understanding, as the principle of causation.
- any classification of terms that is ultimate and not susceptible to further analysis.
How to use category in a sentence
There is also “other” and “willing to convert” (more on those categories later).
Back in 2001, that “definition” of female beauty basically fell into two categories: Playboy chic, or heroin chic.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the course of five hours, a handful of categories at a time have been revealed.10 Biggest Grammy Award Snubs and Surprises: Meghan Trainor, Miley Cyrus & More|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Satisfaction does not insist on setting up clear categories of heroism and villainy, good, and evil.Is ‘Satisfaction’ a Love Story That’s Too Real About Sex and Marriage?|David Masciotra|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They splintered themselves into two categories: “Hardcore” and “Casual.”Death of ‘Gamer’ Identity: How Hardcore Trolls Pwned Themselves|Alec Kubas-Meyer|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The arrows represent the flow of money from each of these four categories to the others.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Statistics distinguish these three categories of cheques and enable us to follow their movement.
The numbers in the list coming under these categories are named “—— sp.”Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Now, as posture and location have already been studied, what is the use in here combining two categories into one?
Let us therefore leave this point, and devote ourselves to the division into four categories.
British Dictionary definitions for category
- (in the philosophy of Aristotle) any one of ten most fundamental modes of being, such as quantity, quality, and substance
- (in the philosophy of Kant) one of twelve concepts required by human beings to interpret the empirical world
- any set of objects, concepts, or expressions distinguished from others within some logical or linguistic theory by the intelligibility of a specific set of statements concerning themSee also category mistake