Boolean operator


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Boolean operator

[¦bül·ē·ən ′äp·ə‚rād·ər]
(mathematics)
A logic operator that is one of the operators AND, OR, or NOT, or can be expressed as a combination of these three operators.
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Boolean operator

One of the Boolean logic operators such as AND, OR and NOT. See Boolean logic.
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