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 independent meaning and acquires meaning only in the context of other words or symbols, as the symbol (or the word of. Cf. term (def. 9).
[1820-30; < LL syncategoremat-, s. of syncategorema part of a discourse that needs another word to become fully intelligible (see SYN-, CATEGOREMATIC) + -IC]

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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 — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 — 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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