Category and Sort


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

Sort is a synonym for category in type topic. In some cases you can use "Sort" instead a noun "Category", when it comes to topics like class, classification. popular alternative


Sort noun - A number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common.
Usage example: I prefer jackets with zippers to the sort that close with buttons

Category is a synonym for sort in type topic. You can use "Category" instead a noun "Sort", if it concerns topics such as kind, class. popular alternative

Nearby Words: sorted, sorting, sorter

How words are described

good good category good sort
physical physical category physical sort
special special category special sort
best best category best sort
Other adjectives: particular, similar, normal, common, specific, complete, certain, powerful, actual, big, bad, new, heroic, general, mundane, highest, worst, weird, latter, different.

Both words in one sentence

  • Character Alignment The Selfish category includes Unprincipled, which is sort of like Lawful Neutral; and Anarchist, which is the Chaotic Neutral equivelent.
  • His partner in the casino venture, Blue Beetle, would fall into this category too, but he had a longer history of heroism and only got into this sort of trouble when Booster was around.
  • Obviously you are still probably killing a lot of them so it is sort of true, but it rapidly falls into the category of Mercy Bullets and the like, plus when you "take down" an enemy, killing them doesn't get you any Karma but Arc-Restraining them gets you Good Karma.
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