Catagory vs. Category - What's the difference?

Catagory vs. Category

Catagory

Table of contents

1. Noun

Category

Table of contents

1. Etymology
          3.1. Synonyms
          3.2. Further reading

Catagory

1. Noun

catagory

  1. Misspelling of category.

Category

1. Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French categorie, from Late Latin catēgoria (class of predicables), from Ancient Greek κατηγορία (katēgoría, head of predicables).

2. Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkætəˌɡɔɹi/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkætɪɡ(ə)ɹi/
  • Hyphenation: cat‧e‧go‧ry

3. Noun

category (plural categories)

  1. A group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.
    • The traditional way of describing the similarities and differences between constituents is to say that they belong to categories of various types. Thus, words like boy, girl, man, woman, etc. are traditionally said to belong to the category of Nouns, whereas words like a, the, this, and that are traditionally said to belong to the category of Determiners.
  2. (mathematics) A collection of objects, together with a transitively closed collection of composable arrows between them, such that every object has an identity arrow, and such that arrow composition is associative.

3.1. Synonyms

  • (group to which items are assigned): class, family, genus, group, kingdom, order, phylum, race, tribe, type
  • See also Thesaurus:class

3.2. Further reading

  • category in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • category in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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