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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.categoric - relating to or included in a category or categories
2.categoric - not modified or restricted by reservationscategoric - not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"
unqualified - not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial"
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[ˌkætɪˈgɒrɪk] adjcatégorique
to be categoric that → être catégorique sur le fait que
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