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predication

[ pred-i-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌprɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

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.
an uncommon variant of prediction.

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