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truth table
In logic, a convenient way of displaying the "truth values" (truth and falsity) of a compound statement as determined by the truth values of its simple component statements. For example, if the simple statements p and q are both true, then the compound statement p and q is true (1); but if either p or q or both p and q are false, then p and q is false (0). This is usually displayed in tabular form as shown.


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