implicant

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implicant (plural implicants)

  1. (propositional calculus) The hypothesis of an implication
  2. (electrical engineering) On a Karnaugh map: a set of ones (whose quantity is a power of two) which are related by adjacency (i.e., the set is connected, if the Karnaugh map is considered to be a graph which "wraps around" its edges, like a torus; and all elements of the subgraph induced by the set have the same degree). Equivalently, in terms of Boolean algebra, a product term which, when true, always implies that the given Boolean function is true.

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implicant

  1. present participle of implicar

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implicant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of implicō