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Capable of being stated or predicated: a predicable conclusion.
n. Philosophy
1. Something, such as a general quality or attribute, that can be predicated.
2. One of the general attributes of a subject or class. In scholastic thought, the attributes are genus, species, property, differentia, and accident; in Aristotelian thought, they are definition, genus, proprium, and accident.

[Late Latin praedicābilis, from praedicāre, to proclaim publicly, preach, predicate; see preach.]

pred′i·ca·bil′i·ty, pred′i·ca·ble·ness n.


capable of being predicated or asserted
1. a quality, attribute, etc, that can be predicated
2. (Logic) logic obsolete one of the five Aristotelian classes of predicates (the five heads of predicables), namely genus, species, difference, property, and relation
[C16: from Latin praedicābilis, from praedicāre to assert publicly; see predicate, preach]
ˌpredicaˈbility, ˈpredicableness n


(ˈprɛd ɪ kə bəl)

1. able to be predicated or affirmed; assertable.
2. that which may be predicated; an attribute.
3. Logic. any one of the various kinds of predicate that may be used of a subject.
[1545–55; < Latin praedicābilis assertable, Latin: praiseworthy =praedicā(re) to declare publicly (see predicate) + -bilis -ble]
pred`i•ca•bil′i•ty, pred′i•ca•ble•ness, n.
pred′i•ca•bly, adv.


adj to be predicable of somethingvon etw ausgesagt or behauptet werden können
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Of things themselves some are predicable of a subject, and are never present in a subject.
Some things, again, are present in a subject, but are never predicable of a subject.
Other things, again, are both predicable of a subject and present in a subject.
There is, lastly, a class of things which are neither present in a subject nor predicable of a subject, such as the individual man or the individual horse.
The defining characteristic of higher-order concepts is that they are predicative notions that have other predicables (including 0-adic predicables, i.
The content of the work mostly covers the Aristotelian logic (propositions, predicables, categories, remarks after the categories, syllogism, topics, sophistical topics).
Estas denominaciones provienen de la tradicion logica medieval, ya que son otra manera de referirse a los predicables y a las categorias.
CL] Las constantes logicas son predicables de orden superior, cuyos argumentos son predicables n-adicos (n [mayor que o igual a] 0), esto es, conceptos y proposiciones.
The present volume is the first of two and contains Valla's Book I, addressing categories, transcendental, and predicables and discussing natural and moral philosophy and theology.
Los predicables son esencias puras, y los predicamentos tambien lo son, pero son ademas, existencias.
As Lechner, 68-68, points out, in practice the analytic topics deriving from the categories and predicables sometimes became confused with what Aristotle called the "special" or subject topics.
Pace Plato, Socrates does not Have Man, but Is a Man, so there are predicables for which the original arguments of the Parmenides have renewed life.