Definitions

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  • n. An arbitrary contradiction, denoted ⊥.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Falsum in uno, falsum in toto, as right wingers like to say.

    Andrew Reinbach: Giving Ron Paul the Media Attention He Deserves

  • Aristotle, Vulgus dividi in oppositum contra sapientes, quod vulgo videtur verum, falsum est; that which the commonalty accounts true, is most part false, they are still opposite to wise men, but all the world is of this humour

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Credat qui vult gemmas mirabilia efficere; mihi qui et ratione et experientia didici aliter rem habere, nullus facile persuadebit falsum esse verum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hic arcentur haerediatatibus liberi, hic donatur bonis alienis, falsum consulit, alter testamentum corrumpit, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It is general usage, however, to assume that there are two particular truth degrees, usually denoted by "0" and "1", respectively, which act like the traditional truth values "falsum" and "verum".

    Many-Valued Logic

  • Ad confirmandum superius mendacium de Inferno terrestri ac visibili, commentum hoc, non minus calumniosum (etsi facilè largiar, Frisium non tam calumniandi, quàm noua & inaudita prædicandi animo ista scripsisse) quàm falsum ac gerris Siculis longè vanius ac detestabilius, excogitarunt homines ignaui, nec coelum ec infernum scientes.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Quòd autem quidam in mappa Islandiæ de prouinca Skagefiord annotauit, sub eodem tecto homines, canes, sues et oues, viuere, partim falsum, partim minimè mirandum est.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • De ouibus quidem, vt iam dictum est, et præcipuè suibus (cum illa prouincia sues non habeat) falsum: De canibus haud mirum, cum illis nec regum aulæ caruerint nec hodiè careant, vt nimis omnibus est notum.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Qu騞 autem quidam in mappa Islandi� de prouinca Skagefiord annotauit, sub eodem tecto homines, canes, sues et oues, viuere, partim falsum, partim minim� mirandum est.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • De ouibus quidem, vt iam dictum est, et pr鎐ipu� suibus (cum illa prouincia sues non habeat) falsum: De canibus haud mirum, cum illis nec regum aul� caruerint nec hodi� careant, vt nimis omnibus est notum.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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