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Denoting a system of algebraic notation used to represent logical propositions, especially in computing and electronics.
‘As an example, consider the AND function from Boolean algebra.’
‘Previously, users could construct limited Boolean queries using drop-down menus.’
‘Indeed, today, all computers are based on Boolean algebra, another example that mathematics is often a hundred years ahead of its time.’
‘Devoting resources to Boolean training for their employees and to an assisted search interface for their website could be a valuable investment.’
‘You can use Boolean functions to create custom objects by adding, subtracting, or intersecting two objects together.’
‘We want to get rid of all this Boolean query stuff.’
‘The program gives the user plenty of 3D tools including true Boolean operations.’
‘He did this in particular with submarine attack and navigation, employing Boolean algebra.’
‘He continued his work showing how Boolean algebra could be used to synthesise and simplify relay switching circuits.’
‘It began the algebra of logic called Boolean algebra which now finds application in computer construction, switching circuits etc.’
‘One of the more interesting things that you can do with Boolean gates is to create memory with them.’
‘It was based on using Boolean algebra with computer circuitry.’
‘In addition to his work on semigroups, number theory and finite fields, Schwarz contributed to the theory of non-negative and Boolean matrices.’
‘Then in 1934 he published two papers on Boolean algebras.’
‘Fundamental to these operations are electronic gates for handling Boolean logic.’
‘Search can now handle full-nested Boolean queries.’
‘Table 6 shows actors' strategies transformed into Boolean equations.’
‘During this time he published three papers on Boolean logic and one on probability.’
‘Developing a search strategy (choosing relevant terms and applying Boolean logic) before beginning a search is the single most important step in searching.’
‘Only one participant used explicit Boolean operators (in this case ‘AND’).’
noun
Computing
A binary variable, having two possible values called “true” and “false.”.
‘Its search defaults to a Boolean AND and supports phrase searching with quotation marks.’
‘Another general algebraic notion which applies to Boolean algebras is the notion of a free algebra.’
‘There are two types of options, Boolean (true/false) options and those that take a value.’
‘The full Boolean is available from the main page search box and supports nesting.’