pred·​i·​ca·​tion ˌpre-də-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce predication (audio)
: an act of proclaiming or preaching
: sermon
: an act or instance of predicating: such as
: the expression of action, state, or quality by a grammatical predicate
: the logical affirmation of something about another
especially : assignment of something to a class

Examples of predication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are the kinds of deep considerations required to get the predications right, as if that really matters. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2023 First and foremost, the market had clearly put its eggs in one basket, rallying aggressively on expectations of a bad election for the ruling Frente de Todos coalition led by President Alberto Fernández and his VP, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, predication which ultimately became true. Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 All the policy-laden questioning so far has exemplified Scalia's predication. Adam J. White, CNN, 24 Mar. 2022 What was the predication of this Durham investigation? Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, 18 Dec. 2020 Way back before spring training started in February, in the Before Times, the A’s were a strong postseason pick, and now, after the most unusual baseball season in memory, the team has still managed to fulfill that predication. Susan Slusser,, 18 Sep. 2020 The lengthiest predications of how long coronavirus conditions could last stretch many months to a year if community-wide isolation isn’t enforced or embraced, according to reporting by Lily Jackson |, al, 30 Mar. 2020 Democratic would-be presidential candidates rush to social media with the grimmest predications and loudest condemnations. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, 8 Oct. 2019 My predication is that power will be assumed, taken where need be, by these communities., 22 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History


Middle English predicacion, from Anglo-French predicaciun, from Latin praedication-, praedicatio, from praedicare

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of predication was in the 14th century

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“Predication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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