symbolic logic

noun

Definition of symbolic logic 

: a science of developing and representing logical principles by means of a formalized system consisting of primitive symbols, combinations of these symbols, axioms, and rules of inference

First Known Use of symbolic logic

1856, in the meaning defined above

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