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  • Noun

category

KAT-i-gohr-ee

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The world is full of categories or groups of things, such as these different kinds of foods: plants, meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Other categories or classes of things include fish, umbrellas, sports, and hats. My favorite category or kind of food, for instance, is pasta—it really fills me up, and there are so many interesting shapes! My favorite category of animal is the dog, especially since I truly love my dog, a golden retriever named Aslan.

Quiz: What is an example of a category?

  • It is a collection of all different items that have nothing in common, such as cats, toys, and pictures of plants.
  • It is the kind of books that you like over all other types, such as books about history.
  • It is a few classes that are offered at some schools and not others, such as Latin or band.

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Igor's Cat Igor's cat might be listed under the category of pets of famous people.

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cata- thoroughly
egor assembly
-y body, group, collection

A category is a “thorough assembly” of like things divided into a particular group.

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Saturday Night Live Choose a category, any category!
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