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mathematical logic

noun
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for mathematical logic

mathematical logic

noun
1.
symbolic logic, esp that branch concerned with the foundations of mathematics
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Encyclopedia Article for mathematical logic

the abstract study of propositions, statements, or assertively used sentences and of deductive arguments. The discipline abstracts from the content of these elements the structures or logical forms that they embody. The logician customarily uses a symbolic notation to express such structures clearly and unambiguously and to enable manipulations and tests of validity to be more easily applied. Although the following discussion freely employs the technical notation of modern symbolic logic, its symbols are introduced gradually and with accompanying explanations so that the serious and attentive general reader should be able to follow the development of ideas

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