Boolean connective

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A symbol or word used to construct a complex search query for a search engine. Typical connectives include NOT, AND, and OR. For example, the query ‘Java AND Privacy OR Security’ searches for any documents which contain the words ‘*Java’ and ‘Privacy’ or the word ‘Security’. Boolean connectives are also used within programming languages to determine whether a section of code in a program is to be executed.

Subjects: Computing.

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