reverse Polish notation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a set of mathematical operations written in a logical way, so that the operator appears after the numbers to be acted upon, thus removing the need for brackets

Electronics

  • A manner of forming mathematical or logical expressions in which the operators appear after the operands. For example, (A + B) × C, which is in infix notation, would appear as ABC+* in reverse Polish notation. Also called postfix notation, or suffix notation. Its abbreviation is RPN.
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