# Atomic formula

**Atomic formula** is a formula without connectives or quantifiers, made up only of a predicate with arguments.

### Examples

P(a) or R(x,y)

More complicated formulas like [P(a) & R(x,y)] or All(x)[P(x)] are not atomic formulas due to the presence of *&* and *All*.

### Link

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

### Reference

Gamut, L.T.F. 1991. *Logic, language, and meaning.* Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.