1. [syn: postulation, predication]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Predication \Pred`i*ca"tion\, n. [L. praedicatio: cf. F.
1. The act of predicating, or of affirming one thing of
another; affirmation; assertion. --Locke.
2. Preaching. [Obs. or Scot.] --Chaucer.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something
that can be assumed as the basis for argument [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "predication":
affirmance, affirmation, allegation, announcement, annunciation,
assertion, asseveration, averment, avouchment, avowal, conclusion,
creed, declaration, dictum, enunciation, ipse dixit, manifesto,
position, position paper, positive declaration, predicate,
proclamation, profession, pronouncement, proposition, protest,
protestation, say, say-so, saying, stance, stand, statement,
utterance, vouch, word