# predicate calculus

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## predicate calculus

*n.*

The branch of symbolic logic that deals with relations between propositions and with their internal structure, especially the relation between subject and predicate.

## predicate calculus

*n*

(Logic) the system of symbolic logic concerned not only with relations between propositions as wholes but also with the representation by symbols of individuals and predicates in propositions and with quantification over individuals. Also called:

**functional calculus**See also propositional calculus## func′tional cal′culus

*n.*

the branch of symbolic logic that includes the sentential calculus and that deals with sentential functions and quantifiers and with logical relations between sentences containing quantifiers. Also called

**predicate calculus.**[1930–35]

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Noun | 1. | predicate calculus - a system of symbolic logic that represents individuals and predicates and quantification over individuals (as well as the relations between propositions)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 quantification - a limitation imposed on the variables of a proposition (as by the quantifiers `some' or `all' or `no') |

Translations

**predikaattilogiikka**

**predikatni račun**

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