• WordNet 3.6
    • n categorization the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    • n categorization the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    • n categorization a group of people or things arranged by class or category
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In December 1997, the state of Nevada (USA) became the first state to pass legislation categorizing Y2K data disasters as "acts of God"— protecting the state from lawsuits that may potentially be brought against it by residents in the year 2000.
    • n categorization The act or process of placing in a category or list; a classification.
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  • Ruth Hubbard
    Ruth Hubbard
    “Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations and place them in relation to one another, we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.”


In literature:

Instincts he doubtless had in plenty, but no intuitions; everything must be construed to him categorically.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
He felt its categorical authority and its binding force.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
We could hardly expect a categorical 'yes' or 'no.
"No. 13 Washington Square" by Leroy Scott
It was said that Rome was categorically abandoned.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
It is the expression of living interest, preference, and categorical choice.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
It may be right, it may be wrong; no one at least but the ignorant or hasty will venture to pass categorical judgment.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
If it were necessary to give a categorical "Yes" or "No" to these questions, the answer would be "No.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
Christ ignored them: the Buddha said categorically that such speculations are vain.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
But Portia had put down a categorical veto on all these attempts.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
But the counterpart of this must not be forgotten, that every categorical proposition applies to an individual.
"John Dewey's logical theory" by Delton Thomas Howard
I demand a categorical answer.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Hogg
The Elora point was categorized Provisional Type 7, large, thick, stemmed, by Cambron and Waters (1961).
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
All eyes were turned on Ebenezer, but that terrible word 'categorical' had proved a stumbler to him.
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
I want a categorical answer.
"The Art of Cross-Examination" by Francis L. Wellman
In form both are categorical, and in content both are hypothetical.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
The dead silence which followed this categorical statement brought her to her senses too late.
"Pietro Ghisleri" by F. (Francis) Marion Crawford
He then asked her what the contents were, and she described them categorically.
"The Romance of His Life" by Mary Cholmondeley
Well, it is of no use to go on categorically with the day's proceedings.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The answer must categorically be that this is so because there exists a customary rule of International Law that treaties are binding.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
The categorical charges made in the document rebut this plea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

Atop his list is Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who Edwards categorizes as one of six Hall of Fame-worthy head coaches.
Fight to Dig Into IB. Categorized Page 1, Schools.
There's a certain breed of middle grade fiction novel for kids that defies easy categorization.
"Categorically unrelated," a spokesperson told CNBC.
Shaw's new volume, Kommos : A Minoan Harbor Town and Greek Sanctuary in Southern Crete, defies simple categorization.
It includes historical and identification details, in addition to a collection of categorized links to milk glass items for sale on the Internet (primarily eBay).
Most consumers – 74% - who responded to a recent survey believe that less than a quarter of their home can be categorized as "green".
Some preferred to categorize the "slime" as a "thickening agent" while others insisted you need to be a wood pecker to eat one.
I find it interesting that the Barnes & Noble review categorizes this book as Young Adult Fiction.
Arthritis is a general term used to describe joints affected by inflammation or degenerative changes and is only one of the many conditions categorized as rheumatic (roo-mah-tik) disease.
The rambling, bluegrassy quartet could hardly be categorized as mainstream.
But these immigrants, categorized as illegal, have done nothing illegal.
Categorized as "chamber-pop", has been compared to the indie rock lumanaries such as The Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and The Decemberists.
While daredevils are today often categorized as extreme sportsmen, they have been known throughout history as risk-takers in many varieties, from tightrope-walkers to bull runners, from cliff divers to motorcycle jumpers.
Ray's music is not easy to categorize.

In science:

In applications of this theory (see part II of this work which will be forthcoming) it is often convenient to have a criterion which identifies a given omega magma M as the domain of a (yet-to-be-constructed) categorical Penon morphism f .
Weak Omega Categories I
In less formal terms, we say that an omega magma equivalence relation is categorical if any pair of elements which are equalized by every morphism to a strict omega category are E equivalent in M .
Weak Omega Categories I
Theorem 27 Let E be a sharp, categorical, omega magma equivalence relation on M .
Weak Omega Categories I
Theorem 29 Let (M , RM ) be a bridge magma, let E be a sharp, categorical, omega magma equivalence relation on M and assume RM is a witness to E .
Weak Omega Categories I
Observe that Y is a 2-skeletal, weak omega category because κY is a categorical Penon morphism by construction.
Weak Omega Categories I
The coarser one, weak equivalence, generalizes the ordinary notion of categorical equivalence and biequivalence between bicategories.
Weak Omega Categories I
The category Pen Mor (Section 5) has its ob jects categorical Penon morphisms (definition 13).
Weak Omega Categories I
Now fix a strict omega category A and let Pen Mor (A) denote the subcategory in which an ob ject is a categorical Penon morphism with codomain A and in which a morphism has as its codomain leg the identity functor of A.
Weak Omega Categories I
Proposition 43 Let κ : X → Y be a categorical Penon morphism (definition 13).
Weak Omega Categories I
Since κ(u, v ) is itself a categorical Penon morphism the bridge magma C (u, v ) is an omega clique (its bridge relation is the restriction of RX to C (u, v ) suitably reindexed).
Weak Omega Categories I
The “only categorical implication”:— But there is also another sense in which velocity and the higher derivatives of position are only mildly temporally extrinsic.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The exception is of course the categorical proposition that o exists throughout some open interval of times around t; (and, to be precise: its analytic consequences, like o’s existing at some time t′ not equal to t).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Here, we focus on its applications to categorical databases, where the domain of each attribute is finite.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
We assume that the original database U consists of N records, with each record having M categorical attributes.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
Equation 8 can be directly used to estimate the support of itemsets containing all M categorical attributes.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining