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Origin of material implication
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for material implication
the truth-functional connective that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences and assigns the value false to it only when its antecedent is true and its consequent false, without consideration of relevance; loosely corresponds to the English if … then
a compound sentence formed with this connective
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