Meaning of BOOLEAN in English


/ ˈbuːliən; NAmE / adjective

( mathematics , computing ) connected with a system, used especially in computing and electronics , that uses only the numbers 1 (to show sth is true) and 0 (to show sth is false)



mid 19th cent.: from the name of G. Boole (1815-64), an English mathematician + -an .

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