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 B - Boolean

 

Boolean: One of the two values 'true' and 'false' as used in computers, and named after the 19th Century English mathematician and logician George Boole.

These values - sometimes represented by '1' and '0' - play a role in the logic computers are capable of processing, and serve as switching-values rather analyses or representations of 'true' and 'false' in Natural Language.

 


See also: Boole, Computers, Programming, Propositional Logic


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 Original: Mar 9, 2005                                                Last edited: 15 September 2007.   Top