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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 indefinitely three hundred years ago than it is now, ‘of’ is categorematic.
Logic Carveth Read

A nice point is whether the Adjective is categorematic or syncategorematic.
Logic, Inductive and Deductive William Minto

A word that can stand by itself as a term is said to be categorematic.
Logic, Inductive and Deductive William Minto

A mixed term is, in the only useful sense of the word, categorematic.
A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive John Stuart Mill

Thus words are classified as categorematic or Syncategorematic.
Logic Carveth Read

In common speech an adjective may stand by itself as a predicate, and so might be said to be categorematic.
Logic, Inductive and Deductive William Minto


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