fuzzy set


Definition of fuzzy set

: a mathematical set with the property that an object can be a member of the set, not a member of the set, or any of a continuum of states of being a partial member of the set

Examples of fuzzy set in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Professor Zadeh originally envisioned fuzzy sets as simply a framework for harnessing language. Cade Metz, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fuzzy set.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of fuzzy set

1964, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About fuzzy set

Time Traveler for fuzzy set

Time Traveler

The first known use of fuzzy set was in 1964

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near fuzzy set

fuzzy navel

fuzzy set


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fuzzy set

Cite this Entry

“Fuzzy set.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy%20set. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on fuzzy set

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fuzzy set


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!