Meaning of descriptum in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈskrɪptəm/


  • 1Linguistics
    Viggo Brøndal's term for: the concept of quantity, one of four concepts (along with descriptor, relator, and relatum) which, in various combinations, form the logical basis of all parts of speech. Compare "descriptor", "relator", relatum .

    Broadly corresponding to the Aristotelian category of quantity.

  • 2Philosophy
    The entity to which a description refers; the object of a description.


Early 20th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin dēscrīptum, neuter past participle of dēscrībere describe.