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, OR, and NOT) between entities (as sets, propositions, or on-off computer circuit elements) <
Boolean expression
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Boolean search strategy for information retrieval
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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