# Gödel

[ gœd-l ]

/ ˈgœd l /

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noun

Kurt [kurt], /kɜrt/, 1906–78, U.S. mathematician and logician, born in Austria-Hungary.

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## How to use Gödel in a sentence

The first step in this process is to map any possible mathematical statement, or series of statements, to a unique number called a Gödel number.

So Gödel gave every sequence of formulas a unique Gödel number too.

Gödel needs to change this three-number sequence into a single, unique number — a number that no other sequence of symbols will generate.

Biographical works on philosophers followed— Kurt Godel, then Baruch Spinoza, her favorite philosopher.

## British Dictionary definitions for Gödel

Gödel

/ (ˈɡɜːdəl) /

noun

Kurt (kʊrt). 1906–78, US logician and mathematician, born in Austria-Hungary. He showed (Gödel's proof) that in a formal axiomatic system, such as logic or mathematics, it is impossible to prove consistency without using methods from outside the system

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## Scientific definitions for Gödel

Gödel

[ gŭd′l ]

Austrian-born American mathematician who in 1931 published the most important axiom in modern mathematics, known as Gödel's proof. It states that in any finite mathematical system, there will always be statements that cannot be proved or disproved. Gödel's proof ended efforts by mathematicians to find a mathematical system that was entirely consistent in itself.

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