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 (kăt′ĭ-gôr′ĭ-kəl, -gŏr′-) also cat·e·gor·ic (-ĭk)
1. Being without exception or qualification; absolute: a categorical refusal.
a. Of or relating to a category or categories.
b. According to or using categories: a categorical arrangement of specimens.

cat′e·gor′i·cal·ly adv.
cat′e·gor′i·cal·ness n.
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It shows how categoricalness of demands and the courage of those who claimed their presence in the city and their right for contributing adds to the toponymy of the city.
Of the moods the modal tulema-construction in the old written language reveals the indicative and six occurrences of the conditional, which softens the categoricalness of obligation, e.
At the same time they have emphasized the difference between the direct and indirect modes of reporting, the different morphological expression of the indicative and oblique imperative, and also the different degree of categoricalness in the different persons of the same mood, that is, the direct and oblique imperative (e.