predicable

[ pred-i-kuh-buh l ]
/ ˈprɛd ɪ kə bəl /

adjective

that may be predicated or affirmed; assertable.

noun

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

1545–55; < Latin praedicābilis assertable, Latin: praiseworthy, equivalent to praedicā(re) to declare publicly (see predicate) + -bilis -ble

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British Dictionary definitions for predicable

predicable

/ (ˈprɛdɪkəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being predicated or asserted

noun

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

Derived Forms

predicability or predicableness, noun

Word Origin for predicable

C16: from Latin praedicābilis, from praedicāre to assert publicly; see predicate, preach
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