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predicable

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noun pred·i·ca·ble \ˈpre-di-kə-bəl\

Definition of predicable

  1. :  something that may be predicated; especially :  one of the five most general kinds of attribution in traditional logic that include genus, species, difference, property, and accident



Origin of predicable

Medieval Latin praedicabile, from neuter of praedicabilis


First Known Use: 1551

Rhymes with predicable


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predicable

adjective pred·i·ca·ble

Definition of predicable

  1. :  capable of being asserted



Origin of predicable

Medieval Latin praedicabilis, from Late Latin praedicare to predicate


First Known Use: circa 1598


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