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category
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Late Latin categoria, from Greek katēgoria predication, category, from katēgorein to accuse, affirm, predicate, from kata- + agora public assembly, from ageirein to gather Date: 1588 1. any of several fundamental and distinct classes to which entities or concepts belong 2. a division within a system of classification

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