truth set


Definition of truth set

: a mathematical or logical set containing all the elements that make a given statement of relationships true when substituted in it the equation x + 7 = 10 has as its truth set the single number 3

Examples of truth set in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Naturally, the folks at Boone and Crockett wrote a prescription for some x-rays and the truth set the rack free. Pj Delhomme, Outdoor Life, "The Top 40 Typical and Nontypical Mule Deer of All Time," 1 Jan. 2020 Hiding the truth sets them up for an unrealistic parenting experience. Nefertiti Austin, Washington Post, "The ugly, exhausting reality of parenting, and why we hide it from our children," 26 Aug. 2019 Weber is determined to find out whether the truth sets any of us free or just opens the door to another kind of prison. Jeffrey Fleishman,, "Malin Persson Giolito looks for elusive justice in thriller ‘Beyond All Reasonable Doubt’," 3 July 2019 The truth sets in, and Abernathy breaks down again., "Westworld Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Machiavellian Condundrum," 7 May 2018 Whether the truth sets anyone free is unknowable at this point, but the city that was being slaughtered silently has been heard, and its suffering has been seen. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘City of Ghosts’ Review: Journalism in the Face of Terror," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of truth set

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Truth set.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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