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nullary

(programming)
A description of an operator or function which takes no arguments, e.g. a function that returns the current time.

"Nullary" is part of the unary, binary, ternary sequence, and is more common than its synonym niladic.
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otherwise, by a nullary predicate [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]
2]) represent different R-atoms; moreover, there is no conflict between any R-atom, represented by such an [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or by a nullary predicate [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], and any actual interpreted R-literal occurring in some interpreted clause [Delta]* which is satisfied.
An algebra (X; *, 0) with a binary operation * and a nullary operation 0.