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Wordnet 3.0


1. relating to or included in a category or categories;
[syn: categorical, categoric]

2. not modified or restricted by reservations;
- Example: "a categorical denial"
- Example: "a flat refusal"
[syn: categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Categorical \Cat`e*gor"ic*al\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a category. [1913 Webster] 2. Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer. [1913 Webster] The scriptures by a multitude of categorical and intelligible decisions . . . distinguish between the things seen and temporal and those that are unseen and eternal. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

categorical adj 1: relating to or included in a category or categories [syn: categorical, categoric] 2: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "categorical": a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, absolute, admitting no exception, all-out, analytic, apodeictic, apodictic, authoritative, certain, characteristic, classificational, classificatory, clean-cut, clear, clear-cut, complete, conclusive, conditional, decided, decisive, deductive, defining, definite, definitive, denominative, determinate, dialectic, differential, direct, discursive, distinctive, divisional, divisionary, dogmatic, downright, emphatic, enthymematic, entire, epagogic, explicit, express, final, firm, fixed, flat, flat-out, forthright, global, hypothetical, implicit, inappealable, indisputable, inductive, inferential, maieutic, ordinal, out-and-out, outright, particular, peculiar, peremptory, perfect, positive, round, soritical, special, specific, straight, straight-out, subdivisional, sure, syllogistic, synthetic, taxonomic, total, typal, typical, unambiguous, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, undoubting, unequivocal, unhampered, unhesitating, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unwaivable, utter, whole, without exception, without reserve