noun Date: 1940 a relation between two propositions that is true only when both propositions are simultaneously true or false — see truth table table

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  • biconditional — bi·conditional …   English syllables

  • Biconditional elimination — allows one to infer a conditional from a biconditional: if ( A ↔ B ) is true, then one may infer either direction of the biconditional, ( A → B ) and ( B → A ).For example, if it s true that I m breathing if and only if I m alive, then it s true… …   Wikipedia

  • Biconditional introduction — In mathematical logic, biconditional introduction is the rule of inference that, if B follows from A, and A follows from B, then A if and only if B.For example, from the statements if I m breathing, then I m alive and if I m alive, then I m… …   Wikipedia

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  • Logical biconditional — In logic and mathematics, the logical biconditional (sometimes known as the material biconditional) is the logical connective of two statements asserting p if and only if q , where q is a hypothesis (or antecedent) and p is a conclusion (or… …   Wikipedia

  • If and only if — Iff redirects here. For other uses, see IFF (disambiguation). ↔ ⇔ ≡ Logical symbols representing iff. In logic and related fields such as mathematics and philosophy, if and only if (shortened iff) is a biconditional logical connective between… …   Wikipedia

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