predicate calculus

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of predicate calculus

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Predicate calculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predicate%20calculus. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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