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category

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæt.ə.ɡri/ us    /ˈkæt̬-/
B2 (in a system for dividing things according to appearance, quality, etc.) a type, or a group of things having some features that are the same: There are three categories of accommodation - standard, executive, and deluxe.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
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