impredicative

/ (ˌɪmprəˈdɪkətɪv) /

adjective

logic (of a definition) given in terms that require quantification over a range that includes that which is to be defined, as having all the properties of a great general where one of the properties as ascribed must be that property itselfCompare predicative (def. 2)

Nearby words

  1. impractical,
  2. imprecate,
  3. imprecation,
  4. imprecise,
  5. imprecision,
  6. impregnable,
  7. impregnate,
  8. impregnation,
  9. impresa,
  10. impresario

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