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clause

1. <logic> A logical formula in conjunctive normal form, which has the schema

 p1 ^ ...^ pm => q1 V ... V qn.

or, equivalently,

 ~p1 V ... V ~pn V q1 V ... V qn,

where pi and qi are atoms.

The operators ~, ^, V, => are connectives, where ~ stands for negation, ^ for conjunction, V for disjunction and => for implication.

2. <grammar> A part of a sentence (or programming language statement) that does not constitute a full sentence, e.g. an adjectival clause in human language or a WHERE clause in a SQL statement.

(2004-05-28)

 


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