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- n. A proclamation, announcement or preaching
- n. An assertion or affirmation
- n. A self-evident postulate
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of predicating, or of affirming one thing of another; affirmation; assertion.
- n. Preaching.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of proclaiming publicly or preaching; hence, a sermon; a religious discourse.
- n. The act of predicating or affirming one thing of another; formation or expression of judgment; affirmation; assertion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument
Middle English predicacion, from Anglo-Norman predicaciun, from Latin praedicatio, from praedicare. (Wiktionary)