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See: Linguistic Sentence, Ungrammatical Sentence, Formal Sentence, Logic Sentence.



  • (WordNet, 2009) ⇒
    • S: (n) sentence (a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language) "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
    • S: (n) conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence ((criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed) "the conviction came as no surprise"
    • S: (n) prison term, sentence, time (the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned) "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"
    • S: (v) sentence, condemn, doom (pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law) "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
    • 1. (grammar) A grammatically complete series of words consisting of a subject and predicate, even if one or the other is implied, and typically beginning with a capital letter and ending with a full stop. The children were made to construct sentences consisting of nouns and verbs from the list on the chalkboard.
    • 2. The decision of a jury; a verdict. The jury returned a sentence of guilt in the first charge, but innocence in the second.
    • 3. An unfavorable sentence(2): a conviction. The prisoner was scheduled for execution as all appeals of his sentence had been denied.
    • 4. The punishment imposed on a person convicted of a crime. The judge declared a sentence of death by hanging for the infamous cattle rustler.
    • 5. (computing theory) Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar.
    • 6. (logic) A formula with no free variables.
    • To declare a sentence on a convicted person. The judge sentenced the embezzler to ten years in prison, along with a hefty fine.
  • (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒
    • In mathematical logic, a sentence of a predicate logic is a well formed formula with no free variables. A sentence is viewed by some as expressing a proposition. It makes an assertion, potentially concerning any structure of L.