predicates

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  • predicates — pred·i·cate || predɪkeɪt n. (Grammar) fundamental part of a sentence that contains a verb and provides details about the subject of a sentence (such as attributes, action, etc.) v. base on, found on; establish, set; ascribe, attribute …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Design predicates — are a method invented by Thomas McCabe, to quantify the complexity of the integration of two units of software. Each of the four types of design predicates have an associated integration complexity rating. For pieces of code that apply more than… …   Wikipedia

  • predicate — predicates, predicating, predicated (The noun is pronounced [[t]pre̱dɪkət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]pre̱dɪkeɪt[/t]].) 1) N COUNT In some systems of grammar, the predicate of a clause is the part of it that is not the subject. For example,… …   English dictionary

  • Predicate (grammar) — In traditional grammar, a predicate is one of the two main parts of a sentence (the other being the subject, which the predicate modifies). In current linguistic semantics, a predicate is an expression that can be true of something. Thus, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Syntactic predicate — A syntactic predicate specifies the syntactic validity of applying a production in a formal grammar and is analogous to a semantic predicate that specifies the semantic validity of applying a production. It is a simple and effective means of… …   Wikipedia

  • Structure Mapping Engine — In artificial intelligence and cognitive science, the structure mapping engine is an implementation in software of an algorithm for analogical matching based on the psychological theory of Dedre Gentner [1983] . The basis of Gentner s structure… …   Wikipedia

  • First-order logic — is a formal logical system used in mathematics, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science. It goes by many names, including: first order predicate calculus, the lower predicate calculus, quantification theory, and predicate logic (a less… …   Wikipedia

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  • Logicism — is one of the schools of thought in the philosophy of mathematics, putting forth the theory that mathematics is an extension of logic and therefore some or all mathematics is reducible to logic.[1] Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead… …   Wikipedia

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