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See symbolic logic.
1. (Logic) symbolic logic, esp that branch concerned with the foundations of mathematics
2. (Mathematics) symbolic logic, esp that branch concerned with the foundations of mathematics
a modern development of formal logic employing a special notation or symbolism capable of manipulation in accordance with precise rules. Also called mathematical logic.
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|Noun||1.||mathematical logic - any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity|
Boolean algebra, Boolean logic - a system of symbolic logic devised by George Boole; used in computers
propositional calculus, propositional logic - a branch of symbolic logic dealing with propositions as units and with their combinations and the connectives that relate them
functional calculus, predicate calculus - a system of symbolic logic that represents individuals and predicates and quantification over individuals (as well as the relations between propositions)
modal logic - a system of logic whose formal properties resemble certain moral and epistemological concepts
fuzzy logic - a form of mathematical logic in which truth can assume a continuum of values between 0 and 1