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  • truth-function — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: translation of German wahrheitsfunktion : a sentential or propositional function whose truth value depends only on the truth values of its arguments • truth functional (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ adjective • truth… …   Useful english dictionary

  • truth-function — A truth function of a number of propositions or sentences is a function of them that has a definite truth value, dependent only on the truth values of the constituents. Thus (p & q ) is a combination whose truth value is true when p is true and q …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • Truth — For other uses, see Truth (disambiguation). Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy, François Lemoyne, 1737 Truth has a variety of meanings, such as the state of being in accord with fact or reality …   Wikipedia

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