fuzzy set

noun

: 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 examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'fuzzy set.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fuzzy set was in 1964

Dictionary Entries Near fuzzy set

Cite this Entry

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

More from Merriam-Webster on fuzzy set

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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