Crossword911.com crossword help

vacuously

Encyclopedia

  • Second, the most obvious alternative to taking all vacuously true statements to be true — that is, taking all vacuously true statements to be false — has some unsavory consequences. [edit] Arguments for taking all vacuously true statements to be true. — “Vacuous truth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • [edit] Vacuously true? "In infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces, it is of some interest to observe that every orthogonal complement is closed in the metric topology—a statement that is vacuously true in the finite-dimensional case." Why is this vacuously true?. — “Talk:Orthogonal complement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • I knew that this list of "every form" of vacuously true statements was incomplete. If that were so, then any true statement of any sort would be vacuously true if one happened to already be familiar with the content of the message. — “Talk:Vacuous truth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • At a glance they saw that here neither priest nor doctor could avail. The cheek that lay against Andre-Louis's was leaden-hued, the half-open eyes were glazed, and there was a little froth of blood upon the vacuously parted lips. — “Sacaramouche” by Rafael Sabatini

Video

Comments here

Leave a comment

You must be logged in on Twitter or Facebook to post a comment.