Pronunciation: (kat"i-gôr"u-mat'ik, -gor"-), [key]
1. Traditional Logic.of or pertaining to a word having independent meaning so that it can be used as a term in a proposition.
2. Contemporary Logic.of or pertaining to a word or symbol having an independent meaning apart from the context of other words or symbols.
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