The definition of an entailment is something required or necessary.
An example of entailment is an original birth certificate submitted with a US passport application.
- 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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