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Webster 1913 Edition


Predication

Predˊi-ca′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
praedicatio
: cf. F.
prédication
.]
1.
The act of predicating, or of affirming one thing of another; affirmation; assertion.
Locke.
2.
Preaching.
[Obs. or Scot.]
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Predication

PREDICA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. proedicatio.] Affirmation of something, or the act of affirming one thing of another.

Definition 2023


predication

predication

See also: prédication

English

Noun

predication (plural predications)

  1. A proclamation, announcement or preaching.
  2. An assertion or affirmation.
    • 1965 June 4, Shigeyuki Kuroda, “Generative grammatical studies in the Japanese language”, in DSpace@MIT, retrieved 2014-02-24:
      It can be immediately observed from these sentences that the English subject of a predication is translated in Japanese with a wa-phrase, while the subject of a nonpredicational description appears as a ga-phrase.
  3. (logic) The act of making something the subject or predicate of a proposition.
  4. (computing) The parallel execution of all possible outcomes of a branch instruction, all except one of which are discarded after the branch condition has been evaluated.

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References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989