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Definition of Categorical

Categorical

  1. Of or pertaining to a category.
  2. Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer.

Categorical Quotations

A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.
Immanuel Kant

After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical imperative for us to declare that we renounced war forever in a central article of the new Constitution.
Kenzaburo Oe

Oh God, my choice of film has never depended on the hero. In fact, you will see that some of my categorical mistakes had nothing to do with the hero in it.
Kajol

At the end of their first years, there are few people who would have predicted that Truman would be elected in 1948 or that Reagan would get a second term. It's always premature to make some kind of categorical judgment after the first year in office.
Robert Dallek

My conscience is informed by reason. It's like Kant's categorical imperative: behave to others as you would wish they behaved to you.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Categorical Translations

categorical in Italian is categorico
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