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Categories and types

type

noun

a group of people or things with similar qualities or features that make them different from other groups

category

noun

a group of people or things that have similar qualities

kind

noun

a type of person or thing

sort

noun

a group of people or things with the same qualities or features

variety

noun

a type of thing

classification

noun

a group into which someone or something is put because of the features that they have

grouping

noun

a set of people or things that are considered as a group

taxonomy

noun

a system for organizing similar things into groups

class

noun

a group of things, animals, or people with similar features or qualities

cross section

noun

a group that contains an example of all or most types of people or things

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