The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Syllabus: Nomenclature and Division of Triadic Relations, as far as they are determined’
A Rheme is a Sign which, for its Interpretant, is a Sign of qualitative Possibility, that is, is understood as representing such and such a kind of possible Object. Any rheme, perhaps, will afford some information; but it is not interpreted as doing so.
[—] Or we may say that a Rheme is a sign which is understood to represent its Object in its characters merely…