[ pred-i-key-ter ]
/ ˈprɛd ɪˌkeɪ tər /
the verbal element of a clause or sentence.
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British Dictionary definitions for predicator
/ (ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtə) /
(in systemic grammar) the part of a sentence or clause containing the verbal group; one of the four or five major components into which clauses can be divided, the others being subject, object, adjunct, and (in some versions of the grammar) complement
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