syncategorematic

syncategorematic

[sin-kat-i-gawr-uh-mat-ik, -gor-]
adjective
1.
Traditional Logic. of or pertaining to a word that is part of a categorical proposition but is not a term, as all, some, is.
2.
Contemporary Logic. of or pertaining to a word or symbol that has no independent meaning and acquires meaning only in the context of other words or symbols, as the symbol (or the word of. Compare term ( def 9 ).

Origin:
1820–30; < Late Latin syncatēgorēmat-, stem of syncatēgorēma part of a discourse that needs another word to become fully intelligible (see syn-, categorematic) + -ic

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syncategorematic (sɪnˌkætəˌɡɔːrəˈmætɪk)
 
adj
philosophy applying to expressions that are not in any of Aristotle's categories, but form meaningful expressions together with them, such as conjunctions and adverbs

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