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predicand

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Noun[change]

Singular
predicand

Plural
predicands

  1. (countable) (grammar) (semantics) In clause structure, the phrase of which something is predicated is the predicand.
    In They appear happy, the property of being happy is predicated of they, which is therefore the predicand.
    In They consider John intelligent, the property of being intelligent is predicated of John, which is therefore the predicand.
    Generally speaking, the predicand in a clause is either the subject or the object.