predicative

predicative ADJECTIVE 1) Grammar (of an adjective or noun) forming or contained in the predicate, as old in the dog is old (but not in the old dog). Contrasted with ATTRIBUTIVE(Cf. ↑attributively). 2) Logic acting as a predicate.
DERIVATIVES predicatively adverb.

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