categorematic

[ kat-i-gawr-uh-mat-ik, -gor- ]
/ ˌkæt ɪˌgɔr əˈmæt ɪk, -ˌgɒr- /

adjective

Traditional Logic. of or relating to a word having independent meaning so that it can be used as a term in a proposition.
Contemporary Logic. of or relating to a word or symbol having an independent meaning apart from the context of other words or symbols.

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Origin of categorematic

1820–30; <Greek katēgorēmat-, stem of katēgorēma predicate (in logic), accusation, charge (equivalent to katēgorē-, variant stem of katēgoreîn to predicate, prove (see category) + -ma noun suffix) + -ic
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