Meaning of BOOLEAN ALGEBRA in English


/booh"lee euhn/

1. Logic. a deductive logical system, usually applied to classes, in which, under the operations of intersection and symmetric difference, classes are treated as algebraic quantities.

2. Math. a ring with a multiplicative identity in which every element is an idempotent.

[ 1885-90; named after G. BOOLE; see -AN ]

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