predicate calculus

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predicate calculus

[′pred·ə·kət ‚kal·kyə·ləs]
(mathematics)
The mathematical study of logical statements relating to arbitrary sets of objects and involving predicates and quantifiers as well as propositional connectives.

Predicate Calculus

 

(also functional calculus), a branch of mathematical logic—an aggregate of logical and mathematical calculi that formalize those branches of modern logic in which the rules of operating with quantifiers are elucidated and studied (in connection with the examination of the subject-predicate structure of propositions).

predicate calculus

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