predicable

noun
pred·​i·​ca·​ble | \ ˈpre-di-kə-bəl How to pronounce predicable (audio) \

Definition of predicable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

predicable

adjective

Definition of predicable (Entry 2 of 2)

: capable of being asserted

First Known Use of predicable

Noun

1551, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for predicable

Noun

Medieval Latin praedicabile, from neuter of praedicabilis

Adjective

Medieval Latin praedicabilis, from Late Latin praedicare to predicate

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“Predicable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predicable. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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