# Boolean algebra

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## Boolean algebra

*n.*

An algebra in which variables may have one of two values and the operations defined on them are logical OR, a type of addition, and logical AND, a type of multiplication.

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## Boolean algebra

(ˈbuːlɪən)*n*

(Logic) a system of symbolic logic devised by George Boole to codify logical operations. It is used in computers

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## Bool′e•an al′gebra

(ˈbu li ən)*n.*

a system of symbolic logic dealing with the relationship of sets: the basis of logic gates in computers.

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## Boolean algebra

(bo͞o′lē-ən) A mathematical system dealing with the relationship between sets, used to solve problems in logic and engineering. Variables consist of 0 and 1 and operations are expressed as AND, OR, and NOT. Boolean algebra has been important in the development of modern computers and programming.

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Noun | 1. | Boolean algebra - a system of symbolic logic devised by George Boole; used in computersformal logic, mathematical logic, symbolic logic - any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity |

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Translations

**Booleova algebra**

**booleovská algebra**

**Booleova algebra**

**Boolesk algebra**

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