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open sentence

noun
1.
Mathematics. an equation or inequality containing one or more variables in which its truth or falsehood depends upon the values assumed by the variables in a particular instance, as the equation x + 3 = 8.
2.
Logic. a propositional function that contains a free variable, as “ x is a man.”.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for open sentence
  • Create and write a word problem to match a given open sentence with a single variable and one operation.
  • The student will create a problem situation based on a given open sentence using a single variable.
British Dictionary definitions for open sentence

open sentence

noun
1.
(logic) an expression containing a free variable that can be replaced by a name to yield a sentence, as x is wise Also called propositional function, sentential function
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