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cat•e•gor•i•cal



Pronunciation: (kat"i-gôr'i-kul, -gor'-), [key]
adj.
1. without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional: 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. of, pertaining to, or in a category. Also,cat"e•gor'ic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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