Truth Value

Pronunciation: /truθ ˈvæl yu/ Explain

In classical logic, the truth value of a claim, statement or equation is true or false. The truth value of a claim may be unknown. This means that it is not known if the statement is true or false.

In other logics, the truth value of a statement can have other values. The term truth value has the same meaning as logical value.


  1. truth value. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 3/12/2009. value.

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McAdams, David E. Truth Value. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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12/24/2008: Added 'equation' to list of objects that have truth values. (McAdams, David E.)
9/15/2008: Added 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
7/1/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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