propositional calculus

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propositional calculus

n.
The branch of symbolic logic that deals with the relationships formed between propositions by connectives such as and, or, and if as opposed to their internal structure.

propositional calculus

n
(Logic) the system of symbolic logic concerned only with the relations between propositions as wholes, taking no account of their internal structure. Compare predicate calculus

senten′tial cal′culus


n.
the branch of symbolic logic that deals with the logical relations between unanalyzed propositions, as conjunction, disjunction, negation, and implication. Compare functional calculus. Also called propositional calculus.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.propositional calculus - a branch of symbolic logic dealing with propositions as units and with their combinations and the connectives that relate them
formal logic, mathematical logic, symbolic logic - any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity