Ok: problems with “process” – took a bit to find it – and e brought up the point of METHOD which got me over the hump:
So: I’d gotten to a properties are processes. A set of properties can be an object. A set of objects can be a category.
So, a category is a set of a set of processes.
But: these are not PRESCRIPTIVE processes. It isn’t “showing you how they should work” but rather “describing an observed and measured process and that took place and/or was reasoned”
So, I’m considering categories as “structured objects’. A concept is a theory of a category. An ontology is a set of concepts. This can *be used as* or *turn into* norms but that’s not my intention as I am staying with what is descriptive – and not “the only description”. Just one of many possibilities.
Process: descriptive vs prescriptive.