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 for categorical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Categorical \Cat`e*gor"ic*al\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a category.
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     2. Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or
        exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as,
        a categorical proposition, or answer.
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              The scriptures by a multitude of categorical and
              intelligible decisions . . . distinguish between the
              things seen and temporal and those that are unseen
              and eternal. --I. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or included in a category or categories [syn:
             categorical, categoric]
      2: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical
         denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: categoric, categorical,
         flat, unconditional]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "categorical":
     a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, absolute,
     admitting no exception, all-out, analytic, apodeictic, apodictic,
     authoritative, certain, characteristic, classificational,
     classificatory, clean-cut, clear, clear-cut, complete, conclusive,
     conditional, decided, decisive, deductive, defining, definite,
     definitive, denominative, determinate, dialectic, differential,
     direct, discursive, distinctive, divisional, divisionary, dogmatic,
     downright, emphatic, enthymematic, entire, epagogic, explicit,
     express, final, firm, fixed, flat, flat-out, forthright, global,
     hypothetical, implicit, inappealable, indisputable, inductive,
     inferential, maieutic, ordinal, out-and-out, outright, particular,
     peculiar, peremptory, perfect, positive, round, soritical, special,
     specific, straight, straight-out, subdivisional, sure, syllogistic,
     synthetic, taxonomic, total, typal, typical, unambiguous,
     uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, undoubting,
     unequivocal, unhampered, unhesitating, unlimited, unmistakable,
     unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted,
     unwaivable, utter, whole, without exception, without reserve

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