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v. pred·i·cat·ed, pred·i·cat·ing, pred·i·cates
1. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example): I predicated my argument on the facts.
2. To state or affirm as an attribute or quality of something: The sermon predicated the perfectibility of humankind.
3. To carry the connotation of; imply.
4. Logic To make (a term or expression) the predicate of a proposition.
5. To proclaim or assert; declare.
To make a statement or assertion.
n. (-kĭt)
1. Grammar One of the two main constituents of a sentence or clause, modifying the subject and including the verb, objects, or phrases governed by the verb, as opened the door in Jane opened the door or is very sleepy in The child is very sleepy.
2. Logic That part of a proposition that is affirmed or denied about the subject. For example, in the proposition We are mortal, mortal is the predicate.
adj. (-kĭt)
1. Grammar Of or belonging to the predicate of a sentence or clause.
2. Stated or asserted; predicated.

[Late Latin praedicāre, praedicāt-, from Latin, to proclaim : prae-, pre- + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

pred′i·ca′tion n.
pred′i·ca′tion·al adj.
pred′i·ca′tive adj.
pred′i·ca′tive·ly adv.
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Noun1.predication - (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
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In this case the content of your belief is a sensation (the noise) and a word ("tram") related in a way which may be called predication.
No Jesus story parallels this predication, but the story of Peter's denial connects him with roosters crowing (Mark 14:30, 66-72; Matt 26:34, 69-75: Luke 22:34, 56-62; John 18: 17-27).
Beyond deciding how many meanings and usages a term has or when one and not another should be retrieved, Kintsch points out that the only thing we need bear in mind is a single vector-term and a process that generates the meanings that emerge from this vector in each context (predication algorithm).
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I will examine the verbal particle with regard to Hungarian secondary resultative predication. Such approach allows me to demonstrate that the function assigned to the verbal particle by E.
(d) Predication is the totality of circumstances that would lead a reasonable, professionally trained and prudent individual to believe a fraud has occurred, is occurring, and/or will occur.
Since 'temperance is good', must be interpreted as 'temperance is always good', for the argument to work, this is an instance of strict predication, not self-predication.
Hall's main objective is to show how the doctrines of predication and analogy were absolutely fundamental to the natural theology of these medieval thinkers, and how each tried--albeit in markedly different ways--to steer a course between extreme forms of Platonic idealism and Aristotelian empiricism.
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That is, the function of the dispositional stative predicate form is the predication of these states over theme arguments referring to the Figure of the particular disposition.