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Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary



predicacion, from predicaciun, from praedicatio, from praedicare.


  1. A proclamation, announcement or preaching
  2. An assertion or affirmation
  3. A self-evident postulate
  4. The parallel execution of all possible outcomes of a branch instruction, all except one of which are discarded after the branch condition has been evaluated

See also


  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Extensive Definition

Predicate or predication may refer to:
predication in Czech: Predikát (rozcestník)
predication in German: Prädikat
predication in Spanish: Predicado
predication in Esperanto: Predikato
predication in Ido: Predikato
predication in Dutch: Predicaat
predication in Portuguese: Predicado
predication in Slovak: Predikát
predication in Finnish: Predikaatti

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