• 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

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