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predicator

[pred-i-key-ter] /ˈprɛd ɪˌkeɪ tər/
noun, Grammar
1.
the verbal element of a clause or sentence.
Origin
1425-1475
1425-75 for an earlier sense; late Middle English: preacher < Latin praedicātor publicizer; see predicate, -tor
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predicator

/ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtə/
noun
1.
(in systemic grammar) the part of a sentence or clause containing the verbal group; one of the four or five major components into which clauses can be divided, the others being subject, object, adjunct, and (in some versions of the grammar) complement
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