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material equivalence

noun, Logic.
equivalence (def 4b). Unabridged
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in logic and mathematics, the formation of a proposition from two others which are linked by the phrase "if, and only if." The equivalence formed from two propositions p and q also may be defined by the statement "p is a necessary and sufficient condition for q."

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