## reverse-polish-notation

Noun

(*uncountable*)

- (mathematics) an arithmetic notation in which numbers precede the operators to be applied to them.
*Back in my day, we had reverse Polish notation calculators: You had to write "2 4 3 * +" instead of "2 + 4 * 3".*

## reverse polish notation - Computer Definition

A mathematical expression in which the numbers precede the operation. For example, **2 + 2** would be expressed as **2 2 +**, and **10 - 3 * 4** would be **10 3 4 * -**. See FORTH.