sentential function
noun Date: 1937 an expression that contains one or more variables and becomes a declarative sentence when constants are substituted for the variables

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  • sentential function — senten′tial func′tion n. logic pho an expression containing one or more variables that becomes meaningful when constant terms are substituted Also called open sentence propositional function Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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  • propositional function — noun 1. : sentential function 2. : something that is designated or expressed by a sentential function * * * Logic. See sentential function. [1900 05] * * * propositional function, 1. a combination of two or more propositions whose truth or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • propositional function — noun Date: 1903 1. sentential function 2. something that is designated or expressed by a sentential function …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • propositional function — Logic. See sentential function. [1900 05] * * * Sentencelike expression that may be thought of as obtained from a sentence by substituting variables for constants occurring in the sentence. For example, x was a parent of y may be thought of as… …   Universalium

  • propositional function — proposi′tional func′tion n. pho sentential function • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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