- logic quantifying only over individuals and not over predicates or clauses: first-order predicate calculus studies the logical properties of such quantification
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Examples from the Web for first-order
A lot of ink will continue to be spilled about the first-order problems surrounding that fact.The Rhinohawks Come Roaring Back
September 7, 2014
Even if he wanted to be, how could he get into a first-order gang like that of the Black Star?The Black Star
A second-order effect on direction may therefore be produced by irrotational motion, but not a first-order effect.The Ether of Space
A first-order issue is how can we augment or improve the use of existing military capability should it be required.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
In the case of a first-order fixed light the cost of conversion to an occulting characteristic does not exceed 250 to 300.
Combined hyper-radial and first-order light with back prisms in white and mirrors in red.