from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mechanical, optical, or electronic system that performs a logical operation on an input signal.
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- n. a physical device, typically electronic, which computes a Boolean logical output (0 or 1) from Boolean input or inputs according to the rules of some logical operator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
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