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set theory

n. Mathematics
The study of the properties of sets.

set theory

n
1. (Mathematics) maths the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and interrelationships of sets
2. (Logic) logic a theory constructed within first-order logic that yields the mathematical theory of classes, esp one that distinguishes sets from proper classes as a means of avoiding certain paradoxes

set′ the`ory


n.
the branch of mathematics that deals with relations between sets.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.set theory - the branch of pure mathematics that deals with the nature and relations of sets
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
pure mathematics - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
Translations
teorie množin
joukko-oppi
תורת הקבוצות
teorija skupova
halmazelmélet
mengjafræði
teoria dos conjuntos

set theory

nMengenlehre f

set theory

n (Math) → teoria degli insiemi, insiemistica
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