1. of a term or phrase capable of standing as the subject or (especially) the predicate of a proposition
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How To Use categorematic In A Sentence

  • In sum, it is not clear how the distinction between categorematic and syncategorematic terms, so natural in the framework of a term logic, can be extended to a post-Fregean function/argument conception of propositional structure. Logical Constants
  • Part I goes on to lay out a fairly detailed theory of terms, including the distinctions between (a) categorematic and syncategorematic terms, (b) abstract and concrete terms, and (c) absolute and connotative terms. William of Ockham
  • It is valid for any uniform substitution of its categorematic terms. The Statue of a Writer
  • Buridan and other late medieval logicians proposed that categorematic expressions constitute the Logical Truth
  • The connection these treatises have with Priscian's grammar can be gathered from the attention different authors pay to the signa quantitatis (or quantifiers), and the fact that considerable attention is given to the meaning and function of syncategorematic terms. Peter of Spain
  • A well-formed sentence must be categorical, and so have a single subject and a single predicate, however complex these two terms may become through the use of exponible and syncategorematic terms in them. William Heytesbury
  • ˜infinite™ is used categorematically, for in that case its signification is “Things that are infinite are finite.” Sophismata
  • In making this claim, Brentano relies on the distinction between categorematic and syncategorematic expressions, i.e., between terms that purport to denote entities, and expressions like “is”, “and”, Brentano's Theory of Judgement
  • However, once we have thrown out the old subject/predicate model, we can no longer identify the categorematic terms with the subject and predicate terms, as the medievals did. Logical Constants
  • The syncategorematic words were naturally seen as indicating the structure or form of the proposition, while the categorematic words supplied its “matter.” Logical Constants
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