A nominalist to the core, he held that definition and predication are either false or tautological.
predication, as Aristotle saw, is as various as the categories of being.
The development of a positive theory of predication has become quite crucial.
predication is a dynamic term indicating the act of predicating.
The realist argument, moreover, demands that the mind ought not to be able to conceive the predication of qualities to things.
Transcending Reason and understanding, Thou eludest description and predication.
Real Propositions comprise the predication of Propria and Accidentia.
Doctrines of Antisthenes about predication — he admits no other predication but identical.
Relation, indeed, is the abstract of all predication, and ought not to appear in a list along with special forms of itself.
We are told that Menedêmus, like Antisthenes and Stilpon, had doctrines of his own on the subject of predication.
early 14c., from Old French predicacion (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin predicationem, from Latin praedicationem (nominative praedicatio) "a foretelling, prediction," noun of action from past participle stem of praedicare (see predicate (n.)).
mid-15c., a term in logic, from Middle French predicat and directly from Medieval Latin predicatum, from Latin praedicatum "that which is said of the subject," noun use of neuter past participle of praedicare "assert, proclaim, declare publicly," from prae- "forth, before" (see pre-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Grammatical sense is from 1630s. Related: Predicative; predicator; predicatory.
1887, from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)).
1550s, back formation from predication, or else from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)). Related: Predicated; predicating. Phrase predicated on "founded on, based on," is American English, first recorded 1766.