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Definition for: false

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English

Etymology

Though it exists in late Old English, fals was not common usage until the 12th century. It probably entered or reentered the language through Old French or Norman, fals, faus . Prior to that it is clear to have come from Latin, falsus , which mean "falsehood", from the earlier verb fallere , "to decieve".

Pronunciation

Adjective

false

  1. untrue, not factual, wrong
  2. spurious, artificial (as in false teeth )
  3. ( logic ) A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.

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Translations

untrue, not factual, wrong (1)
  • Danish: falsk
  • Finnish: valheellinen, epätosi, väärä, vale- (prefix)
  • French: faux m . , fausse f . , incorrect m . , incorrecte f .
  • German: falsch, unwahr
  • Greek: ψευδής (pseuðís) m . , λάθος (làθos) n .
  • Indonesian: salah
  • Interlingua: false
  • Polish: fałszywy, nieprawdziwy
  • Portuguese: falso m . , falsa f . , errado m . , errada f .
  • Romanian: fals n . , neadevăr n .
  • Swedish: falsk, osann
  • Turkish: yanlış, yalan
spurious, artificial (2)
  • Danish: kunstig
  • Finnish: teko- (prefix), keino- (prefix)
  • French: faux m . , fausse f . , artificiel m . , artificielle f .
  • German: falsch
  • Greek: πλαστός (plastós) m . , κίβδηλος (kívðilos) m . , νόθος (nóθos) m .
  • Indonesian: buatan
  • Interlingua: false
  • Polish: sztuczny
  • Portuguese: falso m . , falsa f . , artificial
  • Romanian: fals n .
  • Spanish: postiza
  • Swedish: konstgjord
  • Turkish: yapay, sahte
A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result (3)
  • Finnish: epätosi
  • French: faux m . , fausse f .
  • Swedish: falskt
  • Turkish: yanlış
  • Catalan : fals m . , falsa f .
  • Dutch : vals, fout, onjuist, onecht
  • Hebrew : לא נכון
  • Ido : falsa
  • Indonesian : palsu
  • Irish : bréagach
  • Italian : falso
  • Japanese : 否, 偽の (にせの, nise-no)
  • Latin : falsus
  • Romanian :
  • Spanish : falso, falaz
  • Welsh : anwir

Other Translations for "false"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codefalse
Hex66 e1 6c f3 65
Pig Latinalsefay

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