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

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Recent Examples on the Web Professor Zadeh originally envisioned fuzzy sets as simply a framework for harnessing language. Cade Metz, New York Times, "Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical ‘Fuzzy Logic,’ Dies at 96," 11 Sep. 2017

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Fuzzy set.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy%20set. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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