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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 because 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 a category?

  • It is a class of objects, such as writing tools or musical instruments.
  • It is a book where many things to buy are listed.
  • It is several things of which there are either many or few.

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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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Word Ingredients
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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.

Word Theater
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Saturday Night Live Choose a category, any category!
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