Category noun - One of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic.
Usage example: divide the essays into categories based on difficulty of comprehension
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Synonyms for Category
Order is a synonym for category in group topic. In some cases you can use "Order" instead a noun "Category", when it comes to topics like class, division, classification, grade.
Order noun - A number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common.
Usage example: collects movie posters, photographs and autographs of the stars, and other memorabilia of that order
Category is a synonym for order in kind topic. You can use "Category" instead a noun "Order", if it concerns topics such as group, class, division.
How words are described
|good||good category||good order|
|special||special category||special order|
|particular||particular category||particular order|
|similar||similar category||similar order|
|Other adjectives: normal, specific, complete, certain, original, correct, single, small, powerful, actual, entire, large, evil, general, final, highest, next, last, different, previous.|
Both words in one sentence
- The twins very much fall under this category, seeing as their first order of business following their appearance was to start messing with the main character's easy access portal to his internal organs.
Source: No Sense of Personal Space
- A real life example from Kitchen Nightmares has Gordon Ramsey going to Sebastian's, the owner boasting of his "special menu." It's about eight pages long with the diner having to order at least a couple off of each category and mixing them up.
Source: Overcomplicated Menu Order
- Categorize the crossovers according to the category of the original work being crossed over, then by alphabetical order.
Source: Fanfic Recs / Touhou Crossover
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Order and Category. (2016). Retrieved 2022, August 10, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/category/order
Category & Order. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/category/order>.
Order or Category. 2016. Accessed August 10, 2022. https://thesaurus.plus/related/category/order.
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