categoric contact: Meaning and Definition of

cat'egor'ic con'tact

Pronunciation: [key]
— Sociol. Sociol.
  1. behavior toward an individual on the basis of the type or group of people that person represents rather than on the basis of personal makeup. Cf. sympathetic contact.
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