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predication (n.)

c. 1300, predicacioun, "a preaching, a sermon," from Old French predicacion (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin predicationem, from Latin praedicationem (nominative praedicatio) "a foretelling, prediction," noun of action from past-participle stem of praedicare "assert or proclaim, declare publicly" (see predicate (n.)). In logic, "act of affirming one thing of another," 1630s.

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Definitions of predication

predication (n.)
(logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument;
Synonyms: postulation
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