**Boolean** — (after George Boole), as a noun or an adjective, may refer to: * Boolean algebra (logic), a logical calculus of truth values or set membership * Boolean algebra (structure), a set with operations resembling logical ones * Boolean datatype, a… … Wikipedia

**Boolean** — Boo‧le‧an [ˈbuːliən] adjective [only before a noun] COMPUTING relating to a type of logic in which something can be either true or false, but not both: • online systems which make use of Boolean logic • a Boolean search (= a search for… … Financial and business terms

**Boolean** — in reference to abstract algebraic systems, 1851, named for George Boole (1815 1864), English mathematician. The surname is a variant of Bull … Etymology dictionary

**Boolean** — adjective of or relating to a combinatorial system devised by George Boole that combines propositions with the logical operators AND and OR and IF THEN and EXCEPT and NOT • Pertains to noun: ↑Boole • Derivationally related forms: ↑Boole * * *… … Useful english dictionary

**Boolean** — /ˈbuliən/ (say boohleeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Boolean algebra: Boolean logic. 2. expressed or executed by means of Boolean algebra: a Boolean equation. {See Boolean algebra} … Australian English dictionary

**Boolean** — adjective Etymology: George Boole died 1864 English mathematician Date: 1851 of, relating to, or being a logical combinatorial system (as Boolean algebra) that represents symbolically relationships (as those implied by the logical operators AND,… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**Boolean** — Any variable that can have a logical value of true or false. Named after George Boole, the developer of a branch of algebra based on the values of true and false, Boolean works with logical rather than numeric relationships. Boolean… … Dictionary of networking

**Boolean** — Boolesche Variable, benannt nach George Boole, sind Elemente einer booleschen Algebra, die immer einen von zwei Werten annehmen. Dieses Wertepaar wird je nach Anwendung u. a. als „wahr/falsch“, „true/false“ oder „1/0“ bezeichnet. In elektrischen… … Deutsch Wikipedia

**Boolean** — Bool|e|an [ buliən ] adjective COMPUTING a Boolean search is one using the words and, or, and not to find a word or combination of words using an Internet SEARCH ENGINE. For example you could ask to search for car or automobile, or New York and… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

**boolean** — adj. of Boolean algebra (mathematical set with operations whose rules are any of various equivalent systems of postulates); of or pertaining to a combinatorial system invented by George Boole … English contemporary dictionary