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bivalence

Syllabification: bi·va·lence
Pronunciation: /bīˈvāləns
 
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Definition of bivalence in English:

noun

Logic
The existence of only two states or truth values (e.g., true and false).
Example sentences
  • Against both Epicurus and the Stoics, Carneades argued that no deterministic consequences follow from the principle of bivalence (the principle that for any statement P, either P is true or P is false).
  • So we may represent the Aristotelian solution as one which rejects the law of bivalence.
  • Against the Stoics he argued that a commitment to bivalence and the principle that every action has a cause does not entail that all actions are fated.

Words that rhyme with bivalence

covalence, surveillance, valence

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