symbolic logic

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  1. a modern development of formal logic employing a special notation or symbolism capable of manipulation in accordance with precise rules.

Origin of symbolic logic

First recorded in 1880–85

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How to use symbolic logic in a sentence

  • What makes human brains special, compared to a computer, is that their nuts-and-bolts can run more than symbolic logic.

  • The most remarkable result of modern methods in mathematics is the importance of symbolic logic and of rigid formalism.

  • symbolic logic has to do with the world of discourse, not with the world of things.

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  • As Charles L. Dodgson, a mathematician famous for his work in symbolic logic.

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  • Gerd was at the desk, spoiling notepaper in an effort to work something out by symbolic logic.

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  • It means that the computers cannot give accurate answers according to the symbolic logic tables unless they get full information.

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British Dictionary definitions for symbolic logic

symbolic logic

  1. another term for formal logic

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