- that may be predicated or affirmed; assertable.
- that which may be predicated; an attribute.
- Logic. any one of the various kinds of predicate that may be used of a subject.
Origin of predicable
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Examples from the Web for predicable
The rest is boring and predicable to explain in a general way, though often fascinating in practice.Blake Bailey: How I Write
March 20, 2013
The American press also displayed a predicable range of praise and savagery.Wilde Ride
January 3, 2013
A Gallup poll last week highlighted the sad but predicable racial divide in perceptions of the Martin case.What Got George Zimmerman Charged With Second-Degree Murder
April 12, 2012
In connection with definition, the fifth predicable, difference, is useful.The Classification of Patents
United States Patent Office
Thus while knowledge is present in the human mind, it is predicable of grammar.
Thus, both the name and the definition of the species are predicable of the individual.
Of things themselves some are predicable of a subject, and are never present in a subject.
Thus 'man' is predicable of the individual man, and is never present in a subject.
- capable of being predicated or asserted
- a quality, attribute, etc, that can be predicated
- logic obsolete one of the five Aristotelian classes of predicates (the five heads of predicables), namely genus, species, difference, property, and relation
C16: from Latin praedicābilis, from praedicāre to assert publicly; see predicate, preach
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