categorical categorical  /ˌkæ tə ˈɡɑ rɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) relating to or included in a category or categories
  2. (adj) not modified or restricted by reservations


  • The committee gave a categorical denial regarding any of its members being part of the syndicate.


  1. Blekko Reimagines Search for iOS and Android, Launches izik for Smartphones

    Search technology innovator Blekko today announced the launch of izik for smartphones, bringing their popular categorical search experience to iOS and Android users. izik capitaliz
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. VUSD OKs spending of funds

    Vacaville Unified School District leaders, after quickly opening and then closing a public hearing because no one spoke, approved proposed uses of categorical funding during a regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Vacaville Reporter

  3. Vacaville Unified School District leaders to discuss categorical funding use

    Vacaville Unified leaders, after a public hearing, will be asked to approve and disapprove proposed uses of categorical funding when they meet tonight in open session in Vacaville.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Vacaville Reporter


  1. "It's not greenlit," Del Toro said last month. "That's categorical. We've been caught in a very tangled negotiation. There cannot be any start dates until the MGM [financial] situation gets resolved. They do hold a considerable portion of the...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Guillermo del Toro Source: The Guardian

  2. "You would think that the permanent secretary of an academy that pretends to wisdom but has historically overlooked Proust, Joyce, and Nabokov, to name just a few non-Nobelists, would spare us the categorical lectures," said David Remnick,...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: David Remnick Source: Newsday

  3. "I think Vice President Biden stated a categorical fact which is we can't dictate to other countries what their security interests are," Obama said in Moscow. "What is also true is that it is the policy of the United States to try to resolve...
    on Jul 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Asia Times Online

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