reverse Polish notation


reverse Polish notation

noun

Definition of REVERSE POLISH NOTATION

:  a system of representing mathematical and logical operations in which the operands precede the operator and which does not require the use of parentheses <(3 + 5) − (2 + 1) in reverse Polish notation is expressed as 3 5 + 2 1 + −> —called also postfix notation

First Known Use of REVERSE POLISH NOTATION

1975

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