Notebook, 1993-



Fundamental and distinct division within a system of classification . . . . To Affirm, Predicate, Found, Base . . . . Locate/understand or put into perspective

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Category n [LL categoria, fr. GK katégoria predication, category, fr. Katégorein to accuse, affirm, predicate. fr. kata- + agora public assembly, fr. ageirein to gather] [1588] 1: any of several fundamental and distinct classes to which entities or concepts belong 2: a division within a system of classification [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]

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The following come from Roget's International Thesaurus [Roget's International Thesaurus, Third Edition. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1962.] :

Categories of Abstract Relations: Existence, Relation, Quantity, Order, Number, Time, Change, Eventuality, Causation, Power

Categories of Existence: Being in the Abstract [Existence; Nonexistence]; Being in the Concrete [Substantiality; Unsubstantiality]; Formal Existence [Intrinsicality; Extrinsicality]; Modal Existence [State; Circumstance]

Categories of Change: Permanence; Changeableness; Stability; Continuance; Cessation; Conversion; Reversion; Revolution; Substitution; Interchange

Categories of Time: Absolute Time [Time; Timelessness; Period; Spell; Interim; Durability; Transience; Perpetuity; Instantaneousness; Chronology; Anachronism]; Relative Time [Priority; Posteriority; Simultaneousness; The Past; The Present; The Future]; Time with Reference to Age [Newness; Oldness; Youth; Youngling; Age; Adult]; Time with Reference to Season [Season; Timeliness; Untimeliness; Earliness; Lateness; Morning, Noon; Evening, Night]; Recurrent Time [Frequency; Infrequency; Regularity of Recurrence; Irregularity of Recurrence]

Categories of Order: Order in General [Order; Arrangement; Classification; Disorder; Disarrangement]; Consecutive Order [Precedence; Sequence; Precursor; Sequel; Beginning; Middle; End; Continuity; Discontinuity]; Collective Order [Accompaniment; Assemblage; Dispersion]; Distributive Order [Inclusion; Exclusion; Extraneousness; Generality; Specialty; Specialty]; Conformity to Rule [Conformity; Unconformity; Normality; Abnormality

Categories of Quantity: Simple Quantity [Quantity; Degree]; Comparative Quantity [Equality; Inequality; Mean; Compensation; Greatness; Smallness; Superiority; Inferiority; Increase; Decrease]; Conjunctive Quantity [Addition; Adjunct; Deduction; Remainder; Mixture; Simplicity; Complexity; Junction; Bond, Fastening; Disjunction; Coherence; Incoherence; Combination; Disintegration]; Wholeness [Whole; Part; Completeness; Incompleteness; Composition

Categories of Power: Power in General [Power, Potency; Impotence; Strength; Weakness; Energy; Violence; Moderation]; Power in Operation [Operation; Productiveness; Unproductiveness; Production; Product; Reproduction; Ancestry; Posterity]; Indirect Power [Influence; Uninfluentiality; Tendency; Liability; ; Implication]; Combination of Forces [Concurrence; Counteraction]

Categories of Relation: Absolute Relation [Relation; Irrelation; Blood Relationship; Affinity; Correlation; Identity; Contrariety; Difference; Uniformity; Ununiformity; Multiformity]; Partial Relations [Similarity; Dissimilarity; Imitation; Originality; Copy; Model]; Correspondence of Relationship [Agreement; Disagreement]

Categories of Intellect:
Intellectual Faculties and Processes: Faculties [Intellect; Intelligence, Wisdom; Wise Man; Unintelligence; Foolishness; Fool; Sanity; Insanity, Mania; Eccentricity]; Comprehension [Knowledge; Intellectual; Ignorance]; Functions of the Mind [Thought; Idea; Absence of Thought; Intuition]; Reasoning Processes [Reasoning; Sophistry]; Considerations [Topic; Inquiry; Answer; Solution; Discovery]; Assessment [Experiment; Measurement; Comparision; Discrimination; Indiscrimination]; Conclusion [Judgment; Prejudgment; Misjudgment; Overestimation; Underestimation]; Theory [Theory, Supposition; Philosophy]; Belief [Belief; Credulity; Unbelief; Incredulity]; Grounds for Belief [Evidence, Proof; Disproof]; Qualifications [Qualification; No Qualifications; Possibility; Impossibility; Probability; Improbability; Certainty; Uncertainty; Gamble]; Conformity to Fact [Truth; Maxim; Error; Illusion; Disillusionment]; Acceptance [Assent; Dissent; Affirmation; Negation, Denial

States of Mind: Mental Attitudes [Mental Attitude; Broad-mindedness; Narrow-mindedness; Curiosisty; Incurosity; Attention; Inattention; Distraction; Care; Neglect]; Creative Thought [Imagination; Unimaginativeness]; Recollection [Memory; Foregetfulness]; Anticipation [Expectation; Inexpectation; Disappointment; Foresight; Prediction; Foreboding

Communication of Ideas: Nature of Ideas Communicated [Meaning; Latency; Meaninglessness; Intelligibility; Unintelligibility; Ambiguity; Figure of Speech; Interpretation; Misinterpretation]; Modes of Communication [Communication; Manifestation; Disclosure; Information; News; Publication; Communications; Messenger]; Education [Teaching, Misteaching; Learning; Teacher; Student; School]; Indication [Indication; Insignia; Record; Recorder]; Representation [Representation; Misrepresentation]; Arts of Design [Art; Sculpture; Ceramics; Photography; Engraving; Artist]; Language [Language; Letter; Word; Nomenclature; Anonymity; Phrase]; Grammar [Grammar; Ungrammaticalness]; Style: Mode of Expression [Diction; Elegance; Inelegance; Plain Speech; Conciseness; Diffuseness]; Spoken Language [Speech, Imperfect Speech, Talkativeness; Conversation; Solioqy; Elocution, Public Speaking; Eloquence; Grandiloquence]; Written Language [Writing; Printing; Correspondence; Book, Perodical; Treatise; Compendium]; Linguistic Representation [Description; Poetry; Prose; Drama; Actor]; Uncommunicativeness; Secrrecy [Uncommunicativeness; Secrrecy; Concealment]; Falsehood [Falseness; Exaggeration; Deceptoin; Deceiver; Dupe

Categories of Affection:
Personal Affections: Emotion [Feelings; Lack of Feelings]; Excitability [Excitement; Inexcitability; Nervousness; Unnervousness; Patience; Impatience]; Pleasure and Pleasureableness [Pleasantness; Unpleasantness; Pleasure; Displeasure; Dislike; Content; Discontent; Cheerfulness; Solemnity; Sadness; Regret; Unregretfulness; Lamentation; Rejoicing; Celebration; Amusement; Dancing; Humorousness; Wit and Humor; Banter; Dullness; Tedium; Aggravation; Relief; Comfort]; Anticipative Emotions [Hope; Hopelessness; Concern [Anxiety; Fear; Cowardice; Courage; Rashness; Caution]; Discriminative Affections [Fastidiousness; Taste; Vulgarity; Ugliness; Beauty; Ornamentation; Simplicity; Affection; Ostentatio]; Pride [Pride; Humility; Servility; Modesty; Vanity; Boasting; Bluster; Arrogance; Insolence]; Esteem [Repute; Disrepute; An Honor; Title; Nobility; Commonalty]; Contemplative Emotions [Wonder; Unastonishment]

Sympathetic Affections: Social Relations [Sociability; Unsociability; Seclusion; Hospitality, Welcome; Inhospitality]; Social Affections [Friendship; Friend; Enmity; hate; Love; Love-making, Endearment; Marriage; Celibacy; Divorce, Widowhood]; Civility [Courtesy; Discourtesy]; Benevolence [Kindness, Benevolence; Unkindness, Malevolence; Misanthropy; Public Spirit; Benefactor; Evildoer]; Sympathy [Pity, Pitilessness; Condolence; Forgiveness; Congratulation]; Gratefulness [Gratitude; Ingratitude]; Ill-humor [Ill-humor; Resentment]; Selfish Resentment [Jealousy; Revenge]; Reprisal [Retaliation; Revenge]

Morality: Morals [Ethics; Right; Wrong]; Moral Obligation [Dueness; Undueness; Duty; Imposition]; Moral Sentiments [Respect; Disrespect; Contempt; Ridicule; Approbation; Disapprobation; Flattery; Disparagement; Malediction; Threat]; Moral Conditions [Probity; Improbity; Justice; Injustice; Selfishness; Unselfishness; Virtue; Vice; Wrongdoing; Guilt; Innocence; Reputable Persons; Disreputable Persons]; Moral Practice [Sensuality; Chastity; Unchastity; Indecency; Asceticism; Temperance; Intemperance; Gluttony; Fasting; Intoxication; Sobriety]; Moral Observance [Legality; Illegality; Jurisdiction; Tribunal; Judge; Lawyer; Lawsuit; Accusation; Justification; Acquittal; Condemnation; Penalty; Punishment; Instruments of Punishment]; Atonement

Religion: Supernatural Beings [Deity; Mythical and Pagan Gods and Spirits; Angel; Evil Spirits; Specter]; Supernatural Regions [Heaven; Hell]; Religious Beliefs [Religions, Cults, Sects; Scripture; Prophets and Religious Founders; Theology; Orthodoxy; Unorthodoxy]; Religious Quality [Sanctity; Unsanctity]; Religious Sentiments [Piety; Sanctimony; Impiety; Irreligion]; Religious Practice [Worship; Idolatry]; Supernaturalism [Occultism; Sorcery; Spell, Charm]; Churchdom [The Ministry; Clergy; Laity; Religious Rites; Ecclesiastical Attire; Religious Institutions

[Roget's International Thesaurus, Third Edition. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1962.]



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