set theory

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set theory (uncountable)

  1. (mathematics) The mathematical theory of sets.
    • 1984, Robert Goldblatt, Topoi, the categorial analysis of logic, p. 9
      The above argument, known as Russell's Paradox, was discovered by Bertrand Russell in 1901. Set theory itself began a few decades earlier with the work of George Cantor.

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  • sets (informal)

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