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Godel's theorem

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noun Go·del's theorem \ˈgō-dəlz-, ˈgər-, ˈgœ-\

Definition of Godel's theorem

  1. :  a theorem in advanced logic: in any logical system as complex as or more complex than the arithmetic of the integers there can always be found either a statement which can be shown to be both true and false or a statement whose truth or falsity cannot be deduced from other statements in the system —called also Godel's incompleteness theorem



Origin of godel's theorem

Kurt Gödel †1978 American mathematician


First Known Use: 1933


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