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predicand (plural predicands)
- (grammar) What a predicative complement or adjunct relates to (usually the subject of a clause).
- In, "downhearted, he left," the predicand for downhearted is he (i.e. he was downhearted).
- Huddleston & Pullum. (2002). The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.