categoricalness


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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.
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