categorical: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kat"i-gr'i-kul, -gor'-), [key]
? adj.
  1. without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional: a categorical denial.
    1. (of a proposition) analyzable into a subject and an attribute related by a copula, as in the proposition ?All humans are mortal.?
    2. (of a syllogism) having categorical propositions as premises.
  2. of, pertaining to, or in a category.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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