propositional calculus


: the branch of symbolic logic that uses symbols for unanalyzed propositions and logical connectives only

called also sentential calculus

compare predicate calculus

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of propositional calculus was in 1903

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“Propositional calculus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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