[ pred-i-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌprɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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an act or instance of asserting something:Although he struggled academically, the school's predication that he couldn't learn and succeed without medication was thankfully proven false.
an act or instance of basing an action or statement on something else:His video installation Revolution explores lingering Socialist and Muslim dreams in Egypt and their continued predication on drama and violence.
Grammar, Logic. an act or instance of combining a subject and a predicate, according to rules of syntax, so as to make a statement about something:What is the function, for example, of the predication “Whales are mammals” in a discourse?
Law. evidence of possible criminal action, sufficient to warrant a charge or inquiry:There were a number of things that caused us to believe we had adequate predication to open the investigation.
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Origin of predication
OTHER WORDS FROM predicationpred·i·ca·tion·al, adjectivesub·pred·i·ca·tion, noun
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How to use predication in a sentence
To minds of a different description, the only antidote to this corruption of language is predication.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
Argument against those who admit no predication to be legitimate, except identical.
Good three pil'd predication, will you peace, And hear the cause we come for?Cun.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10)|Francis Beaumont
What in his system corresponds most nearly to the modern view of these elements is the division of kinds of real predication.
Accordingly ‘substance,’ which is a correlative term to ‘predication,’ shares in the ambiguity.The Concept of Nature|Alfred North Whitehead