category

noun
ADJECTIVE
broad, general, large
narrow
basic
individual, one, single, special, specific

We have created a special category for part-time workers.

different, discrete, distinct, separate
high, low

Most of his ratings were in the highest category.

important
high-risk

Intravenous drug users are in a high-risk category for hepatitis C.

age, ethnic (esp. AmE), gender, income, job, occupational, racial (esp. AmE), social
price, size, weight
VERB + CATEGORY
be included in, belong to, come into, fall into, fit, fit into

The cities investigated fell into two broad categories.

constitute, form

The Individualists constitute the largest category of great artists.

Flutes form a separate category of wind instruments.

create, define, develop, establish, invent
distinguish, identify, recognize
CATEGORY + VERB
comprise sth, consist of sth, contain sth, cover sth, encompass sth, include sth
be based on sth

categories based on ethnic origin

PREPOSITION
in a/the category, within a/the category

He competed in the youngest age category.

category of

a higher category of prison

category for

There's a separate category for children.

PHRASES
be in a category (all) of its/your own, be in its/your own category (= to be unique)
be in the same category (as sth)

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