From Late Latin praenexus (“bound up in front”), a compound of prae (“before”) and nexus, past participle of nectō (“to bind”)
prenex (not comparable)
- (mathematics, logic) Of a formula, having all of its quantifiers at the beginning.
1999, Immerman, Neil, Descriptive Complexity, New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 0-387-98600-6, page 12:
- "We say that is universal iff it can be written in prenex form — i.e. with all quantifiers at the beginning — using only universal quantifiers."
prenex (plural prenexes)
- (mathematics, logic) Part at the beginning of a prenex formula where all of the formula's bound variables get bound by logical quantifiers.
- is the prenex of the formula