predicative
adjective see predicate I

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  • Predicative — may mean:* Predicative (adjectival or nominal) * Predicative (verb) * Lacking impredicativity …   Wikipedia

  • Predicative — Pred i*ca*tive, a. [L. praedicativus.] Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating, as, a predicative term. {Pred i*ca*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predicative — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Grammar (of an adjective or noun) forming or contained in the predicate, as old in the dog is old (but not in the old dog). Contrasted with ATTRIBUTIVE(Cf. ↑attributively). 2) Logic acting as a predicate. DERIVATIVES predicatively… …   English terms dictionary

  • predicative — 1. adjective Used after a verb, as a predicate; In the sentence, ‘This house is big’, ‘big’ is predicative, whereas in ‘This is a big house’, it is attributive. Ant: attributive 2. noun An element of the …   Wiktionary

  • prédicative — ● prédicatif, prédicative adjectif (bas latin praedicativus, énonciatif) Qui concerne le prédicat, la prédication. Se dit d un élément qui assume le rôle de prédicat. En grammaire traditionnelle, se dit d une phrase réduite au seul prédicat ; se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • predicative — adj. Predicative is used with these nouns: ↑adjective …   Collocations dictionary

  • predicative — pre|dic|a|tive [prıˈdıkətıv US ˈpredıkeı ] adj technical a predicative adjective or phrase comes after a verb, for example happy in the sentence She is happy. >predicatively adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • predicative — pred|i|ca|tive [ prə dıkətıv, predı,keıtıv ] adjective LINGUISTICS predicative adjectives and phrases follow a verb, for example tired in the sentence We were tired. ╾ pred|i|ca|tive|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • predicative — adjective a predicative adjective or phrase comes after a verb, for example happy in the sentence She is happy. predicatively adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • predicative — UK [prɪˈdɪkətɪv] / US [ˈpredɪkətɪv] / US [ˈpredɪˌkeɪtɪv] adjective linguistics predicative adjectives and phrases follow a verb, for example tired in the sentence We were tired . Derived word: predicatively adverb …   English dictionary

  • predicative — [prɪˈdɪkətɪv] adj linguistics predicative adjectives and phrases follow a verb, for example ‘tired in the sentence ‘We were tired …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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