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    investigating the biological predicates and consequences

    It looks that "predicate" here mean "predication", the former is not found in dictionaries, however.

    What does "predicate" mean here?

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    Nicholas A. Christakis is a sociologist and physician who conducts research in the area of biosocial science, investigating the biological predicates and consequences of social phenomena. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, where he is appointed as the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science, and he is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. Dr. Christakis’ lab is focused on the relationship between social networks and well-being.


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    Re: investigating the biological predicates and consequences

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    It looks like "predicate" here mean "predication", which is not found in dictionaries, however.
    Click here, and bookmark the site for future reference.

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    Re: investigating the biological predicates and consequences

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Click here, and bookmark the site for future reference.
    Sorry, the question is what is "biological predicates." The link you offered points to what is "predication."

    In the OP, my guess is that "predicate" may refer to "predication", an unconfirmed or unproved guess. So the question remains.

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    Re: investigating the biological predicates and consequences

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You said that 'predication' was not in dictionaries. Rover showed you that it was.
    Okay. My question in the OP is:

    What does "predicate" mean here?

    (I've edited the misused "which" there)

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    Re: investigating the biological predicates and consequences

    'of or relating to something that has been predicated'
    (Collins)

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