fuzzy logic

noun

: a system of logic in which a statement can be true, false, or any of a continuum of values in between

Examples of fuzzy logic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like other Micom models, this machine uses fuzzy logic to adjust cooking times and temperatures as needed so that each batch of rice is perfect. Genevieve Yam, Bon Appétit, 16 July 2024 Beyond the mysterious fuzzy logic of that decision process, there’s also the question of how all the committee members even find their way to the right room — and then stay there. Philip Ball, Quanta Magazine, 14 Feb. 2024 Through it all, Dudamel conducted more attuned to music than the fuzzy logic of magic, the storyteller happily marshalling forces, marveling in details, painting pictures, suggesting sensations. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2023 She was first assigned the task of profiling some of the most influential and consequential engineers of the last quarter century in 1995, starting with the MOH recipient Lotfi A. Zadeh, the father of fuzzy logic. IEEE Spectrum, 1 May 2023 This fuzzy logic rice cooker also offers a quick rice setting, a keep-warm function and two programmable delay-cook time features. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 29 Nov. 2022 Well, the search was fairly basic: just a lot of Googling and a little bit of fuzzy logic, but not too much. Brendan O'Meara, Longreads, 7 Mar. 2022 Advanced models may include options like fuzzy logic technology, which adjusts the temperature and cook time based on external factors like humidity or adding too much water. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 29 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fuzzy logic was in 1969

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“Fuzzy logic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy%20logic. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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