Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • adj

Antonyms for categorematic

of a term or phrase capable of standing as the subject or (especially) the predicate of a proposition

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
I will develop this point later in this work, but what I would like to insist upon here is the question concerning the eventual destiny of man in a context in which the linguistic means of his expression (the categorematic basis of his language) is no longer operating within his speech.
This was done by distinguishing 'categorematic' words, that is, words which signify in their own right (nouns and verbs, which signify substances), from words which signify only in conjunction with categorematic terms.
Analyticity would have been restricted to that class of sentences in which the subject term is connotative, and the predicate term is among the categorematic constituents of the term's nominal definition.
Leibniz's commitment to a hypercategorematic infinite does not by itself explain the exclusion of a categorematic infinite.
Syncategorematic terms, on the other hand, as `every', `none', `some', `whole', `besides', `only', `in so far as', and the like, do not have a fixed and definite meaning, nor do they signify things distinct from the things signified by categorematic terms.
Categorematic expressions are either verbs, or nouns and their modifiers (nonlogical constants).
The merger is material, not formal, since formally it is a question of three distinct types of performance within an assertion: there is the function of explicitating the grammatical cohesion of two represigns within the assertion (the copula); there is the adding to this notion of cohesion the further notion of equivalence or convertibility between the represigns joined in the assertion; and, quite distinct from these signalling functions, there is the verb "to be" as a distinct categorematic represignificative element or categorematic name in its own right.
Thus the logical copula as such is not a lexical notion or morpheme in its own right (it is not a categorematic term), but functions only in relation to the predicate it copulates to the subject within the dicisign.