AskDefine | Define undecidable

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  1. (Of a formal language) Incapable of being algorithmically decided in finite time. A set of strings is undecidable if it is impossible to program a computer (even one with infinite memory) to determine whether or not specified strings are included.


Related terms


incapable of being algorithmically decided
  • Croatian: neodlučiv
  • Czech: nerozhodnutelný

Extensive Definition

Undecidable has more than one meaning:
In mathematical logic:
undecidable in German: Unentscheidbarkeit
undecidable in Croatian: Neodlučiv (razdvojba)
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