Compartment vs Category - What's the difference?

compartment | category |


As nouns the difference between compartment and category

is that compartment is a room, or section, or chamber while category is a group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.

compartment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A room, or section, or chamber
  • :* "Two men were seated in a well-lighted compartment of a third-class carriage."
  • One of the parts in which an area is subdivided.
  • (biochemistry) Part of a protein that serves a specific function.
  • (heraldry) A mound (often of grass) beneath the shield in a coat of arms on which the supporters stand.
  • category

    Noun

    (categories)
  • A group, often named or numbered, to which items are assigned based on similarity or defined criteria.
  • *
  • The traditional way of describing the similarities and differences between constituents is to say that they belong to categories'' of various types. Thus, words like ''boy'', ''girl'', ''man'', ''woman'', etc. are traditionally said to belong to the category''' of Nouns, whereas words like ''a'', ''the'', ''this'', and ''that'' are traditionally said to belong to the ' category of Determiners.
    This steep and dangerous climb belongs to the most difficult category .
    I wouldn't put this book in the same category as the author's first novel.
  • (mathematics) A collection of objects, together with a transitively closed collection of composable arrows between them, such that every object has an identity arrow, and such that arrow composition is associative.
  • One well-known category has sets as objects and functions as arrows.
    Just as a monoid consists of an underlying set with a binary operation "on top of it" which is closed, associative and with an identity, a category consists of an underlying digraph with an arrow composition operation "on top of it" which is transitively closed, associative, and with an identity at each object. In fact, a category's composition operation, when restricted to a single one of its objects, turns that object's set of arrows (which would all be loops) into a monoid.

    Synonyms

    * (group to which items are assigned) class, family, genus, group, kingdom, order, phylum, race, tribe, type * See also

    Derived terms

    * category mistake * category theory * conceptual category * perceptual category * subcategory * supercategory