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truth condition

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Definition of truth condition in English:

noun

Logic
1The condition under which a given proposition is true.
Example sentences
  • Conditions 1 and 2 jointly entail the truth condition for knowledge: S knows b to have F (at t) only if b does have F (at t).
  • The belief condition excludes ignorance, the truth condition excludes error, and the justification condition excludes mere opinion.
  • The resulting sentence would have a different flavour, and in some instances would be mildly eccentric, but would not have a different truth condition.
1.1A statement of the condition under which a given proposition is true, sometimes taken to be the meaning of the proposition.
Example sentences
  • Nothing in this statement of the truth conditions of a counterfactual conditional seems to make any reference, either explicit or implicit, to causality.
  • We see that for different reasons none of these candidates can be included in the truth conditions for statements of the form ‘A remembers that p.’ I believe we do not have the conception of anything else that might fill the gap.
  • Such a response, however, requires a satisfactory account of the truth conditions of modal statements - something that lies outside the scope of this article

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