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Meaning of “category” in the English Dictionary

"category" in British English

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categorynoun [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.

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(Definition of category from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"category" in American English

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categorynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæt̬·ɪˌɡɔr·i, -ˌɡoʊr·i/
a grouping of ​people or things by ​type in any ​systematicarrangement: The ​lighttrucksweigh less than 5,000 ​pounds and are in a category that ​includesminivans, ​pickups, and ​sportutilityvehicles.
categorization
noun [U]  /ˌkæt̬·ɪ·ɡər·əˌzeɪˈʃən/
I ​admire the ​careful categorization of his ​files.
categorize
verb [T]  us   /ˈkæt̬·ɪ·ɡəˌrɑɪz/
The ​books are categorized by ​subject.
(Definition of category from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"category" in Business English

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categorynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkætəɡəri/
a ​group of ​people or things that have similar ​features: a category of sth The use of the four categories of ​customer is to ensure that ​marketingmessages are ​effective. Four of the six ​job categories that ​gained the most ​workers in the last 10 ​yearspay below the ​stateaverage. At just under five ​pounds, it's one of the ​lightestlaptops in its category.
(Definition of category from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “category”
in Korean 범주…
in Arabic فِئة…
in Malaysian katogeri…
in French catégorie…
in Russian категория…
in Chinese (Traditional) 種類,類別,範疇…
in Italian categoria…
in Turkish sınıf, grup, kategori…
in Polish kategoria…
in Spanish categoría…
in Vietnamese loại…
in Portuguese categoria, grupo…
in Thai หมวด…
in German die Kategorie…
in Catalan categoria…
in Japanese カテゴリー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 种类,类别,范畴…
in Indonesian golongan, kategori…
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