mathematical logic

noun

Examples of mathematical logic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even in the crudely mathematical logic of vengeance, the blood price for Hamas’s appalling atrocities of October 7 has long since been paid. Fintan O’Toole, The New York Review of Books, 31 Oct. 2023 The Curry-Howard correspondence does the same but on a larger scale, linking not just separate concepts within one field, but entire disciplines: computer science and mathematical logic. Sheon Han, Quanta Magazine, 11 Oct. 2023 Von Neumann was interested in quantum mechanics, mathematical logic, numerical analysis, game theory and operator algebra. Rachel Crowell, Quanta Magazine, 1 Mar. 2023 Today’s neural networks are essentially decision trees that rely on mathematical logic that resembles, for lack of a better analogy, the firing of synapses in the human brain. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2017 Artificial neural networks garner their brainy comparisons because the mathematical logic of the algorithms are analogous to how scientists think the brain functions. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 26 July 2018 This is the content of one of the deepest theorems in mathematical logic. Noson S. Yanofsky, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2018 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

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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 23 Apr. 2024.

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