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cat·e·gor·i·cal

 (kăt′ĭ-gôr′ĭ-kəl, -gŏr′-) also cat·e·gor·ic (-ĭk)
adj.
1. Being without exception or qualification; absolute: a categorical refusal.
2.
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.

categorical

(ˌkætɪˈɡɒrɪkəl) or

categoric

adj
1. unqualified; positive; unconditional: a categorical statement.
2. relating to or included in a category
3. (Logic) logic another word for categorial
ˌcateˈgorically adv
ˌcateˈgoricalness n

cat•e•gor•i•cal

(ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr-)

also cat`e•gor′ic,



adj.
1. without exceptions or conditions; absolute: a categorical denial.
2. Logic.
a. (of a proposition) analyzable into a subject and an attribute related by a copula, as in the proposition “All humans are mortal.”
b. (of a syllogism) having categorical propositions as premises.
3. belonging to a category.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin catēgoric(us) (< Greek katēgorikós; see category, -ic) + -al1]
cat`e•gor′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.categorical - relating to or included in a category or categories
2.categorical - not modified or restricted by reservationscategorical - not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"
unqualified - not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial"

categorical

categorical

adjective
Clearly, fully, and sometimes emphatically expressed:
Translations
kategorický

categorical

[ˌkætɪˈgɒrɪkəl] ADJcategórico, terminante; [refusal] → rotundo

categorical

[ˌkætɪˈgɒrɪkəl] adj (= unequivocal) [denial, assurance] → catégorique
to be categorical that → être catégorique sur le fait que

categorical

adj statement, denialkategorisch; he was quite categorical about iter hat das mit Bestimmtheit gesagt; categorical imperativekategorischer Imperativ

categorical

[ˌkætɪˈgɒrɪkl] categoric [ˌkætɪˈgɒrɪk] adjcategorico/a
References in classic literature ?
A direct and categorical negative has something in the appearance of it more harsh, and more apt to irritate, than the mere suggestion of argumentative objections to be approved or disapproved by those to whom they are addressed.
Of course such a direct question, put in a very categorical way, caused the questioned to blush, if it did not induce her to smile.
Mr Supple is a man of sense, and gives you the best advice; and the whole world, I believe, will concur in his opinion; but I must tell you I expect an immediate answer to my categorical proposals.
Again I was surprised that such a categorical question should come from such a reserved individual.
Neither did Kant when he devised the Categorical Imperative.
Let us go there and have drink while we discuss the unavailability of the categorical.
He had been struck again and again by the hang-dog, abominable looks of the ruffians who came to him before the dawn; and putting things together clearly in his private thoughts, he perhaps attributed a meaning too immoral and too categorical to the unguarded counsels of his master.
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Chito Gascon on Saturday said the Commission has not issued any categorical statement that there are no human-rights violations in Mindanao.
Their topics include rational Cherednik algebras and categorification, categorical actions on unipotent representations of finite classical groups, categorical actions and crystals, on the 2-linearity of the free group, the Blanchet-Khovanov algebras, categorification at prime roots of unity and hopfological finiteness, folding with Soergel bimodules, and the p-canonical basis for Hecke algebras.
Patients with ASD tend to be diagnosed into specific subgroups, based on a categorical model of the disorder.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari confirmed Iraq's categorical rejection to the statements issued by the foreign ministry of Saudi Arabia, as interference in Iraqi affairs.
We evaluated all the residents admitted to PGY-1 positions in surgery (1958-2014) and of those admitted to PGY-1 categorical general surgery positions (1983-2014).