category meaning

EN[ˈkæɾəˌɡɒɹi] [ˈkatɪɡ(ə)ɹi]
  • Category, plural categories, may refer to:

    Definition of category in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcategoriesSUF-ory
    1. A group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.
      1. (mathematics) A collection of objects, together with a transitively closed collection of composable arrows between them, such that every object has an identity arrow, and such that arrow composition is associative.
        1. One well-known category has sets as objects and functions as arrows.
        2. Just as a monoid consists of an underlying set with a binary operation "on top of it" which is closed, associative and with an identity, a category consists of an underlying digraph with an arrow composition operation "on top of it" which is transitively closed, associative, and with an identity at each object. In fact, a category's composition operation, when restricted to a single one of its objects, turns that object's set of arrows (which would all be loops) into a monoid.
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      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Finally, in LC-MS/MS, the most populated category corresponded to fatty acids (36%), followed by amino acids (22%), and sphingolipids and spingoid bases (21%).
        • He versed us in the finer points of category theory. ‎
        • A new semisymmetrization functor, which maps the category of quasigroups with homotopies to the category of semisymmetric quasigroups with homomorphisms is given.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of category for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "category" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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