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Old 09-24-2014, 04:06 AM
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Default Boolean is a perfectly good word.

I say again that the dictionary used is not so good. I get to play a word like 'wastered' but 'boolean' doesn't exist. Every possible medical term seems to be included. Obscure chemical compond? No problem, it's there. Well, my latin is rusty but I've got 40 year old mathematical terms in my head just fine. Why not in the dictionary? Boo. And I triple checked, boolean was on the board.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:24 AM
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I'm guessing Boolean isn't in the SOWPODS dictionary (the one we use here) because it is considered a proper noun. (The system was named after George Boole, and the term is generally capitalized.)
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Whereas a curie is not capitalized. I wonder why George Boole gets to hang onto his proper noun but Marie Curie's must just subside into the pool of the impropers.
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A curie is a unit of radiation, like a watt is a unit of power and a tesla is a unit of magnetic force. They come from proper names, but now that they are units they are no longer capitalized. There are other examples, too, but I'm not remembering them at the moment.
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I guess I would distinguish between the system of Boolean logic, and the "boolean" which is a 2-valued data type (true/false, on/off, 1/0) in most programming languages.
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I'm not sure why "Boolean" tends to be capitalized while similar name-inspired nouns are not. Even the noun version, in the dictionaries I've checked, appears to use the capital B.

For those who may be interested, there is an interesting exchange on the subject here:

http://english.stackexchange.com/que...be-capitalized
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I say again that the dictionary used is not so good. I get to play a word like 'wastered' but 'boolean' doesn't exist. Every possible medical term seems to be included. Obscure chemical compond? No problem, it's there. Well, my latin is rusty but I've got 40 year old mathematical terms in my head just fine. Why not in the dictionary? Boo. And I triple checked, boolean was on the board.

In my last semester, I had studied Boolean algebra and got Assignment Assistance UK to complete my projects. I consider that it is denoting a classification of algebraic representation used to signify logical proposals in mathematics.
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Boolean is a proper noun. It is derived from George Boole and it refers to his work.
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I concur. I was wondering, are you left handed, ambi, or righthanded?
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A curie is a unit of radiation, similar to a watt is a unit of energy and a tesla is a unit of attractive power. They originate from appropriate names, yet now that they are units they are never again promoted. There are different cases, as well, however, British Essay Writers UK not recollecting that them right now.
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