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set theory

noun
1.
the branch of mathematics that deals with relations between sets.
Origin of set theory
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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set theory

noun
1.
(maths) the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and interrelationships of sets
2.
(logic) a theory constructed within first-order logic that yields the mathematical theory of classes, esp one that distinguishes sets from proper classes as a means of avoiding certain paradoxes
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