propositional calculus

noun

Definition of propositional calculus 

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

called also sentential calculus

— compare predicate calculus

First Known Use of propositional calculus

1903, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about propositional calculus

Share propositional calculus

Statistics for propositional calculus

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for propositional calculus

The first known use of propositional calculus was in 1903

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on propositional calculus

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about propositional calculus

Comments on propositional calculus

What made you want to look up propositional calculus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trusted follower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!