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That which is unqualified or unconditional.

A categorical imperative is a rule, command, or moral obligation that is absolutely and universally binding.

Categorical is also used to describe programs limited to or designed for certain classes of people. Categorical assistance plans are social Welfare programs extending benefits to members of a particular group, such as Aid to the Elderly, Aid to the Blind, or Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

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4.1 Distance Definition for Numerical and Categorical Attributes
USCIS said the decision to end these parole programs 'ends the expedited processing that was made available to these populations in a categorical fashion.
The Supreme Court did not invent the categorical approach out of whole cloth, as the government would have us believe.
According to the view presented in this essay, Kant's universal freedom of action is grounded in the idea, that every human being should be given a legally recognized area of protection that offers him or her the opportunity to fulfill the moral responsibilities of the categorical imperative in the empirical-social world, i.e.
17, 2018 in Gen San, President Duterte called for me and told me in very categorical terms that 'we should abolish the Road Board',' Pimentel said in a Viber message to reporters on Friday.
In the first, 1 describe the appeal of the categorical approach, giving my own impressionistic view of where and why some people tend towards favoring First Amendment speech protections (including myself).
Within the categorical traits in meat goat production, the score assigned in the evaluation of body condition of animals is a criterion that has been used for carcass in vivo evaluation, whose advantage is to obtain information of the nutritional status of animals.
Director General South Asia Dr Mohammed Faisal summoned J P Singh to register 'Pakistan's categorical rejection of the Indian statement on the Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 and its baseless, fallacious claim over occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
This volume brings together 10 essays by management and other scholars from Europe and the US, who examine social structural and categorical aspects that impact creative industries, focusing on the production and evaluation of creative products in architecture, art markets, advertising, music, and the wine industry.
However, these methods work only on the data sets with numeric attributes, which limits their uses in solving categorical data clustering problems [5].
Most of them are data with multiple attribute types, such as numerical and categorical attributes.