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categorematic

[kat-i-gawr-uh-mat-ik, -gor-] /ˌkæt ɪˌgɔr əˈmæt ɪk, -ˌgɒr-/
adjective
1.
Traditional Logic. of or pertaining to a word having independent meaning so that it can be used as a term in a proposition.
2.
Contemporary Logic. of or pertaining to a word or symbol having an independent meaning apart from the context of other words or symbols.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Greek katēgorēmat-, stem of katēgorēma predicate (in logic), accusation, charge (equivalent to katēgorē-, variant stem of katēgoreîn to predicate, prove (see category) + -ma noun suffix) + -ic
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