Definition of Boolean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞olēən/


Denoting a system of algebraic notation used to represent logical propositions, especially in computing and electronics.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, today, all computers are based on Boolean algebra, another example that mathematics is often a hundred years ahead of its time.
  • It began the algebra of logic called Boolean algebra which now finds application in computer construction, switching circuits etc.
  • Then in 1934 he published two papers on Boolean algebras.


A binary variable, having two possible values called “true” and “false.”.
Example sentences
  • The full Boolean is available from the main page search box and supports nesting.
  • Its search defaults to a Boolean AND and supports phrase searching with quotation marks.
  • There are two types of options, Boolean (true/false) options and those that take a value.


Mid 19th century: from the name of G. Boole (see Boole, George) + -an.

Words that rhyme with Boolean

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Syllabification: Bool·e·an

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