syncategorematic


syn·cat·e·gor·e·mat·ic

adjective \ˌsin-ˌka-tə-ˌgr-ə-ˈma-tik, -ˌgr-ē-\

Definition of SYNCATEGOREMATIC

:  forming a meaningful expression only in conjunction with a denotative expression (as a content word) <logical operators and function words are syncategorematic>
syn·cat·e·gor·e·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of SYNCATEGOREMATIC

Late Latin syncategoremat-, syncategorema syncategorematic term, from Greek synkatēgorēma, from synkatēgorein to predicate jointly, from syn- + katēgorein to predicate — more at category
First Known Use: 1827

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