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Synonyms for category
ˈkæt ɪˌgɔr i, -ˌgoʊr icat·e·go·ry

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  1. categorynoun

    genus, race, order, tribe, kingdom, phylum, group, class, family, type

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  1. category

    state, kind, predicament, condition, nature, order, mode, sort, class

    essence, truth, being

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  1. class, category, familynoun

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

    "there are two classes of detergents"

    kinsperson, mob, form, family unit, kinfolk, grade, division, family line, year, class, home, course of instruction, kinsfolk, course of study, family, social class, house, syndicate, crime syndicate, folk, socio-economic class, menage, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, stratum, course

  2. categorynoun

    a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

    family, class

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  1. categorynoun

    class, head, division, order, rank

  2. categorynoun

    predicament, plight, condition, case, state, situation

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  1. categorynoun

    class, state, condition, division, predicament

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  1. List of paraphrases for "category":

    class, categories, grade, heading, type, level, classes, group, catégorie, box, rank, tier, status, kind

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  1. Neil Mawston:

    Apple really had no choice but to come back with a bigger screen iPhone for the 5-inch category to bring those switchers back, and that's precisely what they've done.

  2. Daniel Ives:

    With Kevin Mayer leaving it was big shoes to fill for Vanessa Pappas while navigating TikTok through a Category 5 storm, fast forward to today, Vanessa Pappas and Vanessa Pappas team have played a game of high stakes poker and appear to have won this latest battle.

  3. Craig Lawrence:

    The amount of risk being put on the public market is higher than it should be, and I worry if some of those fail catastrophically, and retail investors get hurt, it will stain the whole category.

  4. Robert Collier:

    Something must be done when you find an opposing set of desires of this kind well to the fore in your category of strong desires. You must set in operation a process of competition, from which one must emerge a victor and the other set be defeated.

  5. Jennifer Braceras:

    The truth is, the men’s category is the ‘open category.’ I think it’s silly when people say there should be a separate division for transgender athletes. There aren’t enough of them, but there can be open sport.

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