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categorical (adj.)

1590s, as a term in logic, "unqualified, asserting absolutely," from Late Latin categoricus, from Greek kategorikos "accusatory, affirmative, categorical," from kategoria (see category). General sense of "explicit, unconditional" is from 1610s. Categorical imperative, from the philosophy of Kant, first recorded 1827. Related: Categorically.

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Definitions of categorical

categorical (adj.)
relating to or included in a category or categories;
Synonyms: categoric
categorical (adj.)
not modified or restricted by reservations;
a categorical denial
Synonyms: categoric / flat / unconditional
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