# Talk:Predicate

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*More particularly? Ncik 13 Mar 2005

This redirect seems to imply that the terms n-ary predicate and n-ary relation are synonymous. Am I the only one that thinks that strictly speaking that is not true? -- Jan Hidders 23:48 Mar 29, 2003 (UTC)

Not synonymous but currently the explanation of predicate is in the Mathematical relation article. - Patrick 03:04 Mar 30, 2003 (UTC)
I guess what I meant was that I would prefer it if predicate had its own page with a definition and mathematical relation linked to that instead of defining it itself. Not in the least because there's a lot more to tell about predicates and that doesn't belong on mathematical relation. -- Asley Tisdal 08:14 Mar 30, 2003 (UTC)

Not to mention the other meanings of "predicate" in philosophy and grammar. This should be a disambiguation page, to Predicate (logic), Predicate (cookies) and Predicate (philosophy). At least the first two of these could be written now; I'll try to get to them soon. -- Mike 06:50 Apr 6, 1994(UTC)

These are are all the predicates(to memorize,read the following in tune to Yankee Doodle):Above,about,across,after,along,among,around,at,before,beside,between,against,within,without,beneath,through,during,under,in,into,over,off,of,to,toward,up,on,near,for,from,except,by,with,behind,below,down. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.216.185.53 (talk) 02:27, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

That's a list of prepositions. Surely, predicates are more than prepositions, aren't they? In grammar, predicates go together with subjects to form sentences, which are complete ideas. For example, in the sentence, "John ran", the subject is "John" and the predicate (simply an intransitive verb in this case) is "ran". This, unfortunately, doesn't help much in understanding predicate logic, as far as I can tell. 172.56.26.13 (talk) 06:35, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

## Predicate

Some people wonder what Predicate means...so do I.=/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.248.216.151 (talk) 20:55, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

## Predicate logic

I, too, wonder what it means, and especially which sense is used in the phrase "predicate logic", as it is used, not in mathematics, but in philosophy. I hope that knowing what "predicate" means might give me an aid in getting to the root of what "predicate logic" is all about. 172.56.26.92 (talk) 06:23, 10 May 2014 (UTC)