category mistake

noun

philosophy logic a sentence that says of something in one category what can only intelligibly be said of something in another, as when speaking of the mind located in space

Nearby words

  1. category,
  2. category a,
  3. category d,
  4. category killer,
  5. category management,
  6. catena,
  7. catenaccio,
  8. catenane,
  9. catenary,
  10. catenate

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