predicable[pred′i kə bəl]
Origin: ML praedicabilis from L, 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
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- 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: Late Latin praedicābilis, from praedicāre, to proclaim publicly, preach, predicate; see preach.
- predˌi·ca·bilˈi·ty, predˈi·ca·ble·ness noun