modal logic

noun

the logical study of such philosophical concepts as necessity, possibility, contingency, etc
the logical study of concepts whose formal properties resemble certain moral, epistemological, and psychological conceptsSee also alethic, deontic, epistemic, doxastic
any formal system capable of being interpreted as a model for the behaviour of such concepts

Nearby words

  1. mod. praesc.,
  2. modacrylic,
  3. modacrylic fiber,
  4. modal,
  5. modal auxiliary,
  6. modality,
  7. modally,
  8. modding,
  9. mode,
  10. model

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