predicate calculus


: the branch of symbolic logic that uses symbols for quantifiers and for arguments and predicates of propositions as well as for unanalyzed propositions and logical connectives

called also functional calculus

compare propositional calculus

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First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of predicate calculus was in 1950

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“Predicate calculus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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