Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of proclaiming publicly or preaching; hence, a sermon; a religious discourse.
  • noun The act of predicating or affirming one thing of another; formation or expression of judgment; affirmation; assertion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of predicating, or of affirming one thing of another; affirmation; assertion.
  • noun Obs. or Scot. Preaching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A proclamation, announcement or preaching
  • noun An assertion or affirmation
  • noun logic A self-evident postulate
  • noun computing 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument

Etymologies

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Middle English predicacion, from Anglo-Norman predicaciun, from Latin praedicatio, from praedicare.

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