entailment

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

entail +‎ -ment

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛnˈteɪl.mənt/

Noun[edit]

entailment (plural entailments)

  1. The act of entailing, the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed.
    Entailment does not imply causation: if a set of premisses entail a conclusion, that does not mean (necessarily) that they cause that conclusion to be true.
    An argument hinges upon entailment whereas an if-then sentence hinges upon implication.

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