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Boolean

[boo-lee-uh n] /ˈbu li ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or being a deductive logical system, as Boolean algebra, used to represent symbolically the relationships between sets, classes, and other entities.
2.
Computers. of or relating to a data type having two possible values representing “true” or “false.”.
noun
3.
Computers. a Boolean data type.
Origin of Boolean
named after George Boole; see -an
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  • I thought you were kidding me, like that Boolean Algebra stuff.

    The Romantic Analogue W.W. Skupeldyckle
  • No stronger proof of this can be given than the Boolean logic embedded in computer hardware and programming languages.

Word Origin and History for Boolean
adj.

in reference to abstract algebraic systems, 1851, named for George Boole (1815-1864), English mathematician. The surname is a variant of Bull.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Boolean in Technology

logic
1. Boolean algebra. programming
2. (bool) The type of an expression with two possible values, "true" and "false". Also, a variable of Boolean type or a function with Boolean arguments or result. The most common Boolean functions are AND, OR and NOT.
(1997-12-01)

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