Noncategorical



[kat-i-gawr-i-kuh l, -gor-] /ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr-/

adjective
1.
without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional:
a categorical denial.
2.
Logic.

3.
of, relating to, or in a category.
/ˌkætɪˈɡɒrɪkəl/
adjective
1.
unqualified; positive; unconditional: a categorical statement
2.
relating to or included in a category
3.
(logic) another word for categorial
adj.

1590s, as a term in logic, “unqualified, asserting absolutely,” from Late Latin categoricus, from Greek kategorikos “accusatory, affirmative, categorical,” from kategoria (see category). General sense of “explicit, unconditional” is from 1610s. Categorical imperative, from the philosophy of Kant, first recorded 1827. Related: Categorically.

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