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Of or relating to a part of a sentence that asserts or denies something about the subject of the sentence and is located outside the noun phrase that it refers to. For example, the adjective good is attributive in the phrase the good terrorist, but it is predicative in the terrorist is good. [From Latin praedicare to assert publicly, from prae before + dicare to proclaim + -ivus indicating a tendency, inclination, or quality]

Subjects: Psychology.


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