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prefix notation

Noun1.prefix notation - a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator precedes its operands
(language)prefix notation - (Or "prefix syntax") One of the possible orderings of functions and operands: in prefix notation the function precedes all its operands. For example, what may normally be written as "1+2" becomes "(+ 1 2)". A few languages (e.g., lisp) have strictly prefix syntax, many more employ prefix notation in combination with infix notation.

Compare: postfix notation.
Lukasiewicz notation, parenthesis-free notation, Polish notation
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