- 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.
Origin of categorematic
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A nice point is whether the Adjective is categorematic or syncategorematic.
A word that can stand by itself as a term is said to be Categorematic.
A mixed term is, in the only useful sense of the word, Categorematic.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive
John Stuart Mill
Thus words are classified as Categorematic or Syncategorematic.
In the proposition, 'Of' was used more indefinitely three hundred years ago than it is now, 'of' is categorematic.