predicable[pred′i kə bəl]
capable of being predicated
Origin of predicableMedieval Latin praedicabilis ; from Classical Latin praiseworthy ; from praedicare: see preach
- something predicable
- Logic any of the several sorts of predicate that can be used of a subject, as, in Aristotelian logic, genus, species, difference, property, and accident
Capable of being stated or predicated: a predicable conclusion.
- Something, such as a general quality or attribute, that can be predicated.
- Logic One of the general attributes of a subject or class. In scholastic thought, the attributes are genus, species, property, differentia, and accident; in Aristotelian thought, they are definition, genus, proprium, and accident.
Origin of predicableLate Latin praedicābilis, from praedicāre, to proclaim publicly, preach, predicate; see preach.
- pred′i·ca·bil′i·ty, pred′i·ca·ble·ness