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Definition of categorical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

categorical

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌkæt̮əˈɡɔrɪkl//
 
[usually before noun] (formal)
 
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expressed clearly and in a way that shows that you are very sure about what you are saying to make a categorical statement to give a categorical assurance
categorically
 
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NAmE//ˌkæt̮əˈɡɔrɪkli//
 
adverb He categorically rejected our offer.
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