mathematical logic

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Although the term comes from mathematical logic, Chomsky uses it informally to refer to something commonplace: our ability to put words together to form sentences of arbitrary length. Geoffrey K. Pullum, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 Gödel’s work in mathematical logic was totally next-level. Dave Linkletter, Popular Mechanics, 28 Jan. 2022 Appropriate for a song with mathematical logic, the final product uses a heavy volume of individual performances. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 13 Aug. 2021 Russell is generally known as one of the founders of analytic philosophy, the co-author of Principia Mathematica—a landmark work in mathematical logic—and was advisor to Ludwig Wittgenstein. Teddy Mcdarrah, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2021 The content creators also included personal and social development programs such as language, communication, creativity, physical development and mathematical logic. Ingrid Cotto, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Oct. 2020 This is either a bold proof of the fact that ramps are not ramps, or else compelling evidence that, at least in matters culinary, certain applications of mathematical logic are largely useless. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 2 May 2020 Laboratory and modeling studies have already shown that tiny compartments in the dendritic arms of cortical neurons can each perform complicated operations in mathematical logic. Quanta Magazine, 14 Jan. 2020 Also unlike humans, the Lyers had impeccable mathematical logic: Given any situation, no matter how complex, all of them could analyze it perfectly and make the correct inferences. Quanta Magazine, 17 Apr. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mathematical logic was in 1853

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“Mathematical logic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mathematical%20logic. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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