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[ UK /kˌætɪɡˈɒɹɪkə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌkætəˈɡɑɹɪkəɫ, ˌkætəˈɡɔɹɪkəɫ/ ]
  1. relating to or included in a category or categories
  2. not modified or restricted by reservations
    a categorical denial
    a flat refusal
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How To Use categorical In A Sentence

  • Dr Booth is categorical about how severe the problem of childhood obesity has become.
  • Similarly, a study of Tunisian women in Morocco showed that older women categorically use diphthongs /aw/and/aj /, while middle-aged women alternate between diphthongs and monophthongs.
  • If any of the two terms of an affirmative categorical is "empty", then the term in question refers to nothing.
  • We expressed categorical variables as frequencies and percentages and continuous variables as medians (interquartile range).
  • I would like to take this chance to state, categorically, that I have never taken the banned steroid tetrahydrogestrinone.
  • If we are to reject foreign intervention and reunify the country independently, we must categorically oppose flunkeyism towards great powers.
  • To categorically deny this inquiry is absolutely wrong. The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Liz Cheney
  • B.when measured, unless the quantum state is an eigenstate of the measured observable A, the system does not possess any categorical property corresponding to A's having a specific value in the set B. Putnam seems to assume that a realist interpretation of (*) should consist in assigning to A some unknown value within B. for which quantum mechanics yields a non-trivial probability. Puppet X: 1
  • Please observe that your word “applied” is categorically different from “initiat[ed]”, and of conceptual necessity includes both offensive and defensive “appli[cations]”. The Volokh Conspiracy » An Ayn Rand First:(?):
  • Although he lacks the historical context to articulate Kant's Categorical Moral Imperative, he describes a Supreme Being for whom something akin to this axiom is the ultimate measure of a man, a God who believes that one's ethical duty is to acquire and exercise wisdom, to evaluate and constantly re-evaluate one's beliefs -- including what one's ethical duty is -- by applying the utmost objectivity to one's own preconceptions and prejudices. THE HALLS OF PENTHEUS -- PART TWO
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