categorical definition

  • adjective:
    • becoming without exclusion or qualification; absolute. See Synonyms at explicit.
    • Of or relating to a category or groups.
    • based on or using groups: a categorical arrangement of specimens.
    • absolute; having no exclusion
    • of, related to, or utilizing a category or categories
    • Of or regarding a category.
    • Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no circumstances or exceptions; declarative; absolute; good; express.
    • associated with or incorporated into a category or groups
    • perhaps not modified or limited by bookings
  • others:
    • with respect to a category and/or categories: against transcendental.
    • Stated unconditionally; not restricted to a hypothetical condition of things: since, a categorical idea (which, a simple, unconditional proposition).
    • relevant into actual conditions; saying the very fact; important; good; precise; obvious: since, a categorical response (which, a response that plainly fulfills the question).
  • noun:
    • In logic, a proposition which affirms something positively and without any theory.

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