noun[mass noun] Logic & Computing
A system of formula notation without brackets or special punctuation, frequently used to represent the order in which arithmetical operations are performed in many computers and calculators. In the usual form ( reverse Polish notation), operators follow rather than precede their operands.
- I'd rather talk in reverse Polish notation for the rest of my life.
- They almost certainly had in mind as well another kind of mathematical system called Polish notation.
- Lukasiewicz introduced the ‘Polish notation’ which allowed expressions to be written unambiguously without the use of brackets and his studies were to form the basis for Tarski's work.
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