## Definitions Edit

**Boolean logic**

“ | [is] a system of logic based on operators such as AND, OR, and NOT. In many search engines, search terms are linked with these Boolean operators to formulate more precise queries.^{[1]}
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“ | (named for the British-born Irish mathematician George Boole) is way to express relationships in logic arguments using the following three operators: 'and', 'or', 'not'.^{[2]}
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## Overview Edit

"Named after George Boole, a 19th century English mathematician who devised a system of mathematical logic designed to reduce complex processes to simple, tractable equations. In his system, variables are either 'true' or 'false'. Boolean logic forms the basis of modern computers and of computer programming languages. In computer programming languages, conditional statements perform different computations or actions depending on whether a Boolean condition is true or false. This often gets expressed in the form of if–then–else statements — ie, if Boolean condition is satisfied then [do something] else [do something else]."^{[3]}

## References Edit

- ↑ Youth, Pornography, and the Internet, at 408.
- ↑ USPTO, Glossary (full-text).
- ↑ Smart Contracts and Distributed Ledger–A Legal Perspective, at 11 n.28.