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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - 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.

Usage examples (37)
  • `or' is a syncategorematic term
  • Such reflections suggest the possibility, explored with great ingenuity by medieval logicians, that all propositions are composed of categorical propositions and a small number...
  • "syncategorematic" as applied to expressions was roughly this semantic sense (see Kretzmann 1982, pp. 212 ff.).
  • Gilbert Ryle called them syncategorematic: these entities are not highly generic kinds. for more
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