Definition of Categorematic

1. Adjective. Of a term or phrase capable of standing as the subject or (especially) the predicate of a proposition.

Category relationships: Logic
Similar to: Autosemantic
Derivative terms: Categorem, Categoreme
Antonyms: Syncategorematic



Definition of Categorematic

1. a. Capable of being employed by itself as a term; -- said of a word.

Definition of Categorematic

1. Adjective. (logic) Of a word, capable of being employed by itself as a term, such as "man", unlike "many". ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Categorematic

catecholboranes
catechols
catechu
catechu nigrum
catechuic
catechuic acid
catechumen
catechumenate
catechumenates
catechumenical
catechumenist
catechumenists
catechumens
catechus
categorem
categorematic (current term)
categorematically
categoreme
categoria
categorial
categoric
categorical
categorical dual
categorical imperative
categorical imperatives
categorical product
categorical trait
categorical variable
categorical variables
categorically

Literary usage of Categorematic

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1. Logic, Deductive and Inductive by Carveth Read (1898)
"A word is categorematic if used singly as a term without the support of other words : it is Syncategorematic when joined with other words in order to ..."

2. An Elementary Handbook of Logic by John Joseph Toohey (1918)
"A categorematic word is a word which by itself has a determinate signification; eg "tiger," "red," "humanity." A syncategorematic word is a word which has a ..."

3. Logic by J. Lacy O'Byrne Croke (1906)
"Hence, by the older logicians, the Term was called a categorematic word (from ... 1 A mixed word is categorematic in 1 Such a proposition as the former, ..."

4. Logic in Its Application to Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1856)
"To proceed: the categorematic words which can form predicates only may, ... categorematic Words Nominal (Subjective) and Quasi-Nominal (Predicative). ..."

5. Logic in the Application to Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1856)
"categorematic words fall into two divisions, according to the kind of term they are capable of forming. ... categorematic Words Subjective or Predicative. ..."

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