from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being without exception or qualification; absolute. See Synonyms at explicit.
- adj. Of or relating to a category or categories.
- adj. According to or using categories: a categorical arrangement of specimens.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. absolute; having no exception
- adj. of, pertaining to, or using a category or categories
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a category.
- adj. Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a category or the categories: opposed to transcendental.
- Stated unconditionally; not limited to a hypothetical state of things: as, a categorical proposition (that is, a simple, unconditional proposition).
- Applicable to the actual circumstances; stating the fact; pertinent; positive; precise; clear: as, a categorical answer (that is, an answer that clearly meets the question).
- n. In logic, a proposition which affirms a thing absolutely and without any hypothesis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or included in a category or categories
- adj. not modified or restricted by reservations
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Both opine on their parents in categorical terms: neither set understands its prodigy.
Everyone has their opinion and yet some people couch it in categorical statements.
"Put your questions in categorical order and I will answer them."
Bromwich and other officials stressed that the policy announced Monday was not a reversal of its previous plans not to grant waivers known as categorical exclusions for deepwater projects.
As this account of Mill's principles suggests, his defense of individual liberties appears to be part of what might be called a categorical approach.
The Center's November story detailed how the administration has awarded more than 179,000 exemptions known as "categorical exclusions" to stimulus projects funded by federal agencies, freeing those projects from normally required review under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA.
The ruling reinstates Bush-era expedited oil and gas drilling under provisions called categorical exclusions on federal lands nationwide, Freudenthal said.
BLM Deputy Director Mike Pool said at a House subcommittee hearing Friday that the public will have a chance to comment as it writes new rules for using so-called "categorical exclusions" of certain land from extra environmental reviews.
In addition, the federal Bureau of Land Management said it will launch a sweeping environmental study of drilling in the Nine Mile Canyon area and avoid using so-called categorical exclusions anywhere to expedite oil and gas projects, pending the release of new guidelines.
One concern is how the 2005 Energy Policy Act waived environmental review for new oil and gas drilling under a handful of exceptions called categorical exclusions.