categorize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v categorize place into or assign to a category "Children learn early on to categorize"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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.
    • v. t Categorize To insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • categorize To place in a category or list; classify.
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Quotations

  • 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.”

Usage

In literature:

In fact, this was almost categorically the collective demand of the three Powers which reached Eden Vale the same day.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
We also understand that Belgium has categorically refused this as a flagrant violation of the law of nations.
"Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)" by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
A plain categorical proposition is becoming less and less credible to average minds.
"On Compromise" by John Morley
These points are necessarily stated categorically, but every one can be proved, if proof is called for.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
A second categoric message from her husband was the response.
"Queen Hortense" by L. Mühlbach
A more determined objection to giving a categorical answer occurred, as I have been assured, in regard to a more profound question.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
The President could not or would not reply categorically to the queries of the editor.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
And his questions were to the point, and irritatingly categorical.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
But since you ask the question and require a categorical answer, I will make my confession.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
We declare categorically that every change has a cause which precedes it.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
In short, Kenji Asano was complex, not easy to categorize.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
An official paper has categorically described this ceremony.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
Few experts can answer any simple question categorically.
"The Storm Centre" by Charles Egbert Craddock
The report of the judiciary committee was not acted upon, and thus the Senate avoided a categorical decision.
"The Reconstruction of Georgia" by Edwin C. Woolley
Is this sufficiently explicit and categorical?
"The Impending Crisis of the South" by Hinton Rowan Helper
Failing immediate and categorical compliance war was declared in April.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
But I'll try to tell my story categorically.
"Out of the Air" by Inez Haynes Irwin
You must answer my question precisely, categorically, point-blank, and on the instant.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 120, October, 1867." by Various
Thus Count Czernin is categorically contradicted by facts.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
What is it now which is categorically commanded by the practical reason?
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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In news:

1987 116 minutes Rated R. Stanley Kubrick shares with Orson Welles and Carl Dreyer the role of the Great Confounder—remaining supremely himself while frustrating every attempt to anticipate his next move or to categorize it once it registers.
This multitalented pioneer of post-modern architecture was a designing woman who defied categorization in her native Italy and beyond.
Gallstones are categorized by their composition.
With the possible exception of Secret Beyond the Door (1947), The Blue Gardenia (1953) is the only Fritz Lang movie that could be categorized as a women's picture.
LONDON — Political bias often leads to absurd categorization.
I was offended by Martin Fey's Sept 29 column regarding " handouts ," categorizing Social Security as an entitlement.
He stories in " Hardwater Country" are not easy to categorize.
Thirteen of those were categorized as extremely cold hardy , showing low levels of tissue browning (likely ­survivability) following exposure to -40°F.
But improvisers this gifted aren't so easily categorized.
'He categorically and emphatically denied that he had participation or role in that shooting'.
In the way popular culture and politics usually likes to categorize things, there seems to be a "war on everything" during this political season.
Language Log discussions of what is categorized there as "prescriptive poppycock" often refer to zombie rules: Though dead, they shamble mindlessly on.
Categorizing and Contextualizing Locative Media.
Austin Mahone , the YouTube star often categorized as a mini Justin Bieber with shades of Ryan Lochte swag to spare, is getting a big boost in 2013 thanks to the always generous Taylor Swift.
Cara Hoffman has written an intriguing, tangled puzzle of a novel that defies categorization, and the excitement surrounding it is contagious.
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In science:

Within the context of this information statement of the second law, we can categorize challenges to the law as follows: Class I: Challenges that are true violations of the deep physics of the second law, because they actually recover lost classical information.
The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy As Independent Forms of Bookkeeping
Finally, attempting to categorize second law challenges as Class I or Class II might provide a useful structure in which to analyze them.
The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy As Independent Forms of Bookkeeping
We define a knot invariant and a 2-knot invariant from any finite categorical group.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
In [Y], David Yetter defines an invariant of piecewise linear manifolds from any finite categorical group, or, what is the same, from any finite crossed module G = (G, E , ∂ , ⊲), see [BM] or [BS].
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
Another possible direction could be trying to define what a categorical quandle is.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
The tensor category C (G ) is a categorical group (see [BM] and [BS]).
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
It is well known that the categories of crossed modules and of categorical groups are equivalent (see [BS]).
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
Definition 1 A G -colouring c of DL is a colouring c of the edges and the vertices of the graph Γ(DL ) by objects and morphisms of C (G ), respectively, coherent with the categorical structure of C (G), which in the areas determined by the vertices and crossings looks like figure 2.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
Let G = (G, E , ∂ , ⊲) be a finite categorical group.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
Barrett, Marco Mackaay: Categorical Representations of Categorical Groups, math.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
Of the 16 XMM-Newton sources categorized as SNRs by Pietsch et al. (2004), only 3 were detected at the 3σ level in the soft band Chandra images (one of these ob jects is source 270 described above).
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
Because the CCD was used unfiltered, it is not possible to categorically assign the photometric variation to a changing view of the magnetic field in the cyclotron emission region (the white dwarf spin period) as opposed to the varying aspect of a tidally-locked secondary star (the orbital period).
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
Key words: Strong compact closure, quantum mechanics, global phases, pro jective geometry, categorical trace, quantum logic.
De-linearizing Linearity: Projective Quantum Axiomatics from Strong Compact Closure
In Section 5 we readdress the categorical semantics of and deal with the above mentioned problem of the collapse of the classical information flow onto the superposition structure in two possible ways.
De-linearizing Linearity: Projective Quantum Axiomatics from Strong Compact Closure
In FdHilb this categorical trace coincides with the linear algebraic one.
De-linearizing Linearity: Projective Quantum Axiomatics from Strong Compact Closure
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