Ecclesiastical. a person under instruction in the rudiments of Christianity, as in the early church; a neophyte.
a person being taught the elementary facts, principles, etc., of any subject.
(Christianity) a person, esp in the early Church, undergoing instruction prior to baptism
“new convert,” 15c., from French catéchumène, from Church Latin catechumenus, from Greek katekhoumenos “one being instructed,” passive present participle of katekhein (see catechesis).
Ecclesiastical. a person under instruction in the rudiments of Christianity, as in the early church; a neophyte. a person being taught the elementary facts, principles, etc., of any subject. Historical Examples About the year 300, those desirous of being baptized were (a) admitted to the catechumenate, giving in their names to the bishop. Encyclopaedia Britannica, […]
Traditional Logic. of or relating to a word having independent meaning so that it can be used as a term in a proposition. Contemporary Logic. of or relating to a word or symbol having an independent meaning apart from the context of other words or symbols. Historical Examples In the proposition, ‘Of’ was used more […]
of or relating to a categorial grammar. (in generative grammar) of or relating to the part of the base component that contains rules for establishing syntactic categories and ordering the elements within them. adjective of or relating to a category (logic) (of a statement) consisting of a subject, S, and a predicate, P, each of […]
a grammar in which linguistic elements are categorized in terms of their ability to combine with one another to form larger constituents. noun a theory that characterizes syntactic categories in terms of functions between classes of expressions. The basic classes are names (N) and sentences (S). Intransitive verbs are symbols for functions which take a […]