Definition of Boolean in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbuːlɪən


  • Denoting a system of algebraic notation used to represent logical propositions by means of the binary digits 0 (false) and 1 (true), especially in computing and electronics.
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    • 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.


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  • A binary variable that can have one of two possible values, 0 (false) or 1 (true).
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    • 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.

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