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From Latin relatum, neuter past participle of referre.


relatum (plural relata)

  1. (logic, philosophy) A term that is related to the referent
    • 2003, Christopher Knapp, “De-moralizing Disgustingness”, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LXVI, № 2, page 265:
      And with respect to secondary processes, whether a PDT becomes an ADT will vary according to both the ADTs a person has acquired through primary acquisition processes (for this determines which objects can be the relata in the relational properties) and according to the individual’s experiential and epistemic history with respect to disgust elicitors.
    • 2007 July 12, Harold Langsam, “Rationality, Justification, and the Internalism/Externalism Debate”, in Erkenntnis, volume 68, number 1, →DOI:
      For according to the externalist, the opposing view rests on the idea that “being conscious of” is a genuine relation, that is, a relation whose obtaining entails the existence of its relata.




  1. inflection of relātus:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular