axiom of comprehension

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Axiom of Comprehension definition

logic
An axiom schema of set theory which states: if P(x) is a property then
x : P
is a set. I.e. all the things with some property form a set.
Acceptance of this axiom leads to Russell's Paradox which is why Zermelo set theory replaces it with a restricted form.
(1995-03-31)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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