category mistake

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category mistake
 
n
philosophy, logic a sentence that says of something in one category what can only intelligibly be said of something in another, as when speaking of the mind located in space

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Main Entry:  category mistake1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an error in assigning an attribute to something that can only be assigned to items of another category, e.g. saying an abstract object has a physical location
Main Entry:  category mistake2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an error in the classification of something
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