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pred·i·ca·ble

 (prĕd′ĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being stated or predicated: a predicable conclusion.
n.
1. Something, such as a general quality or attribute, that can be predicated.
2. Logic 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.
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