The difference between Categorical and Exceptional

When used as nouns, categorical means a categorical proposition, whereas exceptional means an exception, or something having an exceptional value.

When used as adjectives, categorical means absolute, whereas exceptional means forming an exception.

check bellow for the other definitions of Categorical and Exceptional

  1. Categorical as an adjective:

    absolute; having no exception

  2. Categorical as an adjective:

    of, pertaining to, or using a category or categories

  1. Categorical as a noun (logic):

    A categorical proposition.

  1. Exceptional as an adjective:

    Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare.


    "What an exceptional flower!"

  2. Exceptional as an adjective:

    Better than the average; superior due to exception or rarity.


    "The quality of the beer was exceptional."

  3. Exceptional as an adjective (geometry):

    Corresponding to something of lower dimension under a birational correspondence.


    "an exceptional curve; an exceptional divisor"

  1. Exceptional as a noun:

    An exception, or something having an exceptional value