Predicant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Predicant One who predicates, affirms, or proclaims; specifically, a preaching friar; a Dominican.
    • a Predicant Predicating; affirming; declaring; proclaiming; hence; preaching. "The Roman predicant orders."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • predicant Predicating or affirming.
    • predicant Preaching.
    • n predicant One who affirms anything.
    • n predicant One who preaches; specifically, a preaching friar; a black friar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Predicant pred′i-kant predicating: preaching
    • n Predicant one who affirms anything: a preacher, esp. a preaching-friar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praedicans, -antis, p. pr. of praedicare,. See Predicate

Usage

In literature:

The whole proceeding is based and predicated on this recital.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
But what quality should be predicated of that Being of which man knew as yet nothing but its existence?
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
Water was a well-known substance, possessing well-known predicates.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
It will be seen that the arguments here advanced are predicated, to some extent, upon the fact that the African is a barbarian.
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
It was a simple question, predicating a simple answer.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
The scientific diagnosis of constipation predicates proctitis and sometimes colitis.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
There are no negative predicates or falsities in nature.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Filling is predicated on the nature of decay, for only on correct diagnosis can a proper filling-material be selected.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
For two hours Erasmus Smith, the Boer predicant, argued in vain in behalf of his flock.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
We have here for the first time Holiness predicated of God Himself.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
All thought must have an object, and every object must have some predicate.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
It continues predicable as long as the terms continue.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
It is by no means certain that there are not such favouring circumstances, because we cannot precisely predicate what they are.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
Prosperity in this sense cannot be predicated of South Place.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Paper money is predicated on trust.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Predicative elements are at the end of a sentence.
"The Japanese Spirit" by Yoshisaburo Okakura
By an adroit use of illustration, it is, therefore, easy to predicate anything of them.
"Ephemera Critica" by John Churton Collins
She has a white gown; but what more can be predicated of her in this owl-light?
"Alas!" by Rhoda Broughton
Now the predicate need agree with the subject in case only.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Conscious consciousness is all that I can predicate of my other than physical existence.
"The Gateless Barrier" by Lucas Malet
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In poetry:

Individual man is ever new created:
What his being's plan is, loosely predicated
On the circumstances of his sole condition,
Colored by the fancies borrowed from tradition.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
The Celt in all his variants from Builth to Ballyhoo,
His mental processes are plain—one knows what he will do,
And can logically predicate his finish by his start;
But the English—ah, the English!—they are quite a race apart.
"The Puzzler" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Indeed, his long-running gig as the spokesman for Priceline is largely predicated on the idea he's kind of an old gasbag.
Indeed, what it was does not predicate what it will be.
The debate reinforced just how much the Obama campaign is predicated on fanning voter cynicism .
The classic horror genre is predicated on the concept that a monstrous creature refuses to die despite being left for dead over and over again.
According to this framework, each predicate defined in a rule base is characterized by its defining reasoning mode, scope, and exporting rule base list.
My feelings, following the results of the 2012 presidential race, are not predicated on the relative merits or either candidate.
This paper proposes a methodology for learning joint probability estimates regarding the effect of sensorimotor features on the predicated quality of desired behavior.
This paper shows that semantic role labeling is a consequence of accurate verbal predicate labeling.
In doing so, the paper presents a novel type of semantic feature for verbal predicate labeling using a new corpus.
The eventual promotion of first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs' top prospect, to the major league club will be predicated by time and space.
If you're struggling with making consistent contact, or you're plagued with a swing that tends to route from the outside-in (a predicator for a slice), here's a simple drill for you to try.
Westward expansion was predicated on adequate water supplies.
The purported justification for reallocating TV spectrum for broadband is predicated in large part on anticipated growth in wireless data traffic.
His career is predicated on wild, at times dangerous impulsiveness, but the structure of an R. Kelly concert is surprisingly uniform.
Ross Perot's campaign for president was predicated on "shared sacrifice" to cut the then-$4 trillion debt.
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In science:

From Properties 4.1 and 4.2, it follows that all predicates are expressible in FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1) and that they are invariant under transformations of the appropriate groups.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
To formulate our results we need to define one more point-predicate, namely =space .
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Let the groups (Fst , Tt ) and the predicate sets Π(Fst , Tt ) be as in Table II.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
Straightforward geometrical and physical arguments show that all predicates are invariant under the appropriate transformation groups.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
An overview of the different point-predicate sets for the physical transformation groups.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
When using the transformation group (Af st , At ) or one of its subgroups, the predicate Betweenn+1 is too strong.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
The predicate Before has already been introduced in Section 4.1.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
We also introduce a new 6-ary predicate, EqCRst .
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
We already know that the predicate Before is expressible in FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1).
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
The predicate Betweenn is translated in a similar way as Betweenn+1 , with the additional restriction that the time coordinates of the variables should be the same.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
The only non-trivial part here is showing that all point predicates are (Af st , At )-invariant.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
The translation of terms and atomic formulas. A quantifier-free FO(+, ×, <, 0, 1, σ)-formula may contain the following terms and atomic subformulas: real variables; the constants 0 and 1; polynomial constraints; and relation predicates where the relation names from σ are used.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
We now show the correctness of the above translation of a relation predicate.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
This completes the correctness proof for the conversion of relational predicates.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
An overview of the different sets of point predicate for some transformation groups.
First-order Complete and Computationally Complete Query Languages for Spatio-Temporal Databases
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