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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Based on the reviews of Amazon shoppers, Williams isn't the only one spending her free time in the fuzzy set. Lauren Rearick, PEOPLE.com, 12 Jan. 2022 Professor Zadeh originally envisioned fuzzy sets as simply a framework for harnessing language. Cade Metz, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fuzzy set was in 1964

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“Fuzzy set.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy%20set. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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