syncategorematic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin syncategoremat-, syncategorema syncategorematic term, from Greek synkatēgorēma, from synkatēgorein to predicate jointly, from syn- + katēgorein to predicate — more at category Date: 1827 forming a meaningful expression only in conjunction with a denotative expression (as a content word) <
logical operators and function words are syncategorematic
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syncategorematically adverb

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  • Syncategorematic — Syn*cat e*gor e*mat ic, a. [Gr. ?; sy n with + ? a predicate. See {Syn }, and {Categorematic}.] (Logic) Not capable of being used as a term by itself; said of words, as an adverb or preposition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syncategorematic — Traditionally, a categorematic term is any term that stands alone, as a meaningful constituent of a proposition, while syncategorematic terms need others to make a meaningful unit. A more precise definition can be given for a formal language,… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • syncategorematic — adjective of a term that cannot stand as the subject or (especially) the predicate of a proposition but must be used in conjunction with other terms or is a syncategorematic term • Ant: ↑categorematic • Similar to: ↑synsemantic • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • syncategorematic — /sin kat i gawr euh mat ik, gor /, adj. 1. Traditional Logic. of or pertaining to a word that is part of a categorical proposition but is not a term, as all, some, is. 2. Contemporary Logic. of or pertaining to a word or symbol that has no… …   Universalium

  • syncategorematic — adjective Needing other terms in order to make a meaningful constituent of language See Also: categorematic …   Wiktionary

  • syncategorematic — syn·categorematic …   English syllables

  • syncategorematic —   a. having meaning only in conjunction with another word …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • syncategorem — noun a syncategorematic expression; a word that cannot be used alone as a term in a logical proposition logical quantifiers, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions are called syncategoremes • Syn: ↑syncategoreme • Ant: ↑categoreme (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • syncategoreme — noun a syncategorematic expression; a word that cannot be used alone as a term in a logical proposition logical quantifiers, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions are called syncategoremes • Syn: ↑syncategorem • Ant: ↑categoreme, ↑categorem… …   Useful english dictionary

  • syncategorematically — adverb see syncategorematic I * * * syncategorematˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑syncategorematic …   Useful english dictionary

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