Truth Value

Pronunciation: /truθ ˈvæl.ju/ 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.


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McAdams, David E. Truth Value. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/16/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
12/24/2008: Added 'equation' to list of objects that have truth values. (McAdams, David E.)
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