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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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"The aims of the masterminds of this coordinated propaganda pressure are far outside the search for truth or help to the relatives of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, killed in Ukraine," the ministry noted, adding that "the style and categoricalness of the latest accusation are practically identical to the information attacks on Russia ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea".
The immediately post-World War II--but pre-"Holocaust"--film Gentleman's Agreement presents a shift in the signification and functionality of Jewish categoricalness, as a pluralistic acceptance of difference recedes before new protocols of correspondence and sameness.
Absolutism's categoricalness is unsuited to the complexities of the