category (social category)

(noun) A group defined by a certain characteristic

Example: University graduates or men and women.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: categories
  • The terms category and social category are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • Researchers (verb) categorize (adjective) categorical or (adjective) categoric data.

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