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symbolic logic

noun
1.
a modern development of formal logic employing a special notation or symbolism capable of manipulation in accordance with precise rules.
Also called mathematical logic.
Origin of symbolic logic
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • At Guildford he was hard at work upon the second part of his "symbolic logic," spending most of the day over this task.

    The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
  • We start with symbolic logic; manipulating like so to get this.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • As Charles L. Dodgson, a mathematician famous for his work in symbolic logic.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • It would be impossible to make anything in terms of Berkeleyan sense-data and of symbolic logic out of any scientific discovery.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • It means that the computers cannot give accurate answers according to the symbolic logic tables unless they get full information.

    The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • The most remarkable result of modern methods in mathematics is the importance of symbolic logic and of rigid formalism.

  • His brain was straining to recall what he could of symbolic logic—a subject that had never particularly interested him.

    The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • symbolic logic has to do with the world of discourse, not with the world of things.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • The execution of this problem would naturally involve, as subsidiary, the greater part of formal and symbolic logic.

  • Gerd was at the desk, spoiling notepaper in an effort to work something out by symbolic logic.

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British Dictionary definitions for symbolic logic

symbolic logic

noun
1.
another term for formal logic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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symbolic logic in Technology

logic
The discipline that treats formal logic by means of a formalised artificial language or symbolic calculus, whose purpose is to avoid the ambiguities and logical inadequacies of natural language.
(1995-12-24)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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