- (grammar) The part of the sentence (or clause) which states something about the subject.
- In "The dog barked very loudly", the subject is "the dog" and the is "barked very loudly".
- (logic) A statement that may be true or false depending on the values of its variables.
- (computing) An operator or function that returns either true or false.
verb (predicat, ing)
- Dutch: gezegde
- French: prédicat
- German: Prí¤dikat
- Spanish: predicado
- (transitive) To announce or assert publically.
- (context, transitive, logic) To state, assert.
- (transitive) To suppose, assume; to infer.
- 1859: There was a character about Madame Defarge, from which one might have predicated that she did not often make mistakes against herself in any of the reckonings over which she presided. " Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
- 1881: Of anyone else it would have been said that she must be finding the afternoon rather dreary in the quaint halls not of her forefathers: but of Miss Power it was unsafe to so surely. " Thomas Hardy, A Laodicean
- (context, transitive, originally, US) To base (on); to assert on the grounds of.
- 1978: the law is what constitutes both desire and the lack on which it is predicated. " Michel Foucault, The Will to Knowledge, trans. Robert Hurley (Penguin 1998, p. 81)
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