Instead, Scroppo said, “I based the [categorization of] semi-independent status on the test that I administered to him.”
With conflict lines constantly shifting, the categorization of who got what and from where has become increasingly blurry.
I can attempt its categorization in hope of dispelling the fear of the unknown.
"The point is that the level of categorization is not independent of who is doing the categorizing and on what basis" (p. 50).
1866, noun of action from categorize. Perhaps influenced by French catégorisation (1845).
1705, from category + -ize. Related: Categorized; categorizing.