# Boolean

[ boo-lee-uhn ]

/ ˈbu li ən /

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adjective

pertaining to or being a deductive logical system, as Boolean algebra, used to represent symbolically the relationships between sets, classes, and other entities.

Computers. of or relating to a data type having two possible values representing “true” or “false.”

noun

Computers. a Boolean data type.

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## Words nearby Boolean

book value, bookwork, bookworm, bool, Boole, Boolean, Boolean algebra, Boolean operation, Boolean ring, Boolean sum, Boole's inequality

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## How to use Boolean in a sentence

Early on, James displayed an interest in mathematics and computing—at age nine, he urged his dad to teach him Boolean algebra and logic.

The 50-year-old problem that eludes theoretical computer science|Siobhan Roberts|October 27, 2021|MIT Technology ReviewThe process even allows Boolean logic statements, similar to what’s possible in a Google search.

I thought you were kidding me, like that Boolean Algebra stuff.

The Romantic Analogue|W.W. SkupeldyckleNo stronger proof of this can be given than the Boolean logic embedded in computer hardware and programming languages.

The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin