algebra of classes

Definition of algebra of classes

: a branch of symbolic logic sometimes regarded as an independent discipline that deals with classes and has as its main operations the forming of logical products, sums, and complements

called also calculus of classes

— compare inclusion, membership

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Algebra of classes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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