(mathematics, logic) Either of two laws in formal logic which state that:
- The negation of a disjunction is the conjunction of the negations; expressed in propositional logic as: ¬ (∨) ⇔ (¬) ∧ (¬)
(mathematics, loosely) Any of various laws similar to De Morgan’s laws for set theory and logic; for example: ¬∀ ⇔ ∃ ¬
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Origin of de-morgan-s-law
- Named after its eponym, the British mathematician and logician Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871), who first formulated the laws in formal propositional logic.