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noun
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.
Logic. a propositional function that contains a free variable, as “x is a man.”
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Origin of open sentence

First recorded in 1935–40
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open sentence

noun
logic an expression containing a free variable that can be replaced by a name to yield a sentence, as x is wiseAlso called: propositional function, sentential function
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