Boolean [bo͞o′lē ən]
after G. Boole (1815-64), Eng mathematician
designating or of any of a number of mathematical systems, esp. one (Boolean algebra) devised using algebraic rules and symbols for the analysis of symbolic logic, which is now widely used in digital computers since its true-false results are compatible with binary numbers

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Bool·e·an (bo͞oʹlē-ən) adj.
1. Of or relating to a logical combinatorial system treating variables, such as propositions and computer logic elements, through the operators AND, OR, NOT, and XOR:

a browser that supports Boolean searches.

2. Of or relating to a data type or variable in a programming language that can have one of two values, true or false.
  [After Boole, George.]

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