Definition of category noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    category

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌɡɔri//
     
    (pl. categories)
     
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  1. 1  a group of people or things with particular features in common synonym class
  2. 2 Students over 25 fall into a different category. The results can be divided into three main categories.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: category