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Definition of the adjective false

What does false mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: falser | falsest

  1. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
  2. arising from error
  3. erroneous and usually accidental
    • examples: a false start | a false alarm
    • similar: invalid
  4. deliberately deceptive
  5. inappropriate to reality or facts
  6. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
  7. designed to deceive
  8. inaccurate in pitch
  9. adopted in order to deceive
  10. (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful

Alternative definition of the adjective false


  1. Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
  2. Based on factually incorrect premises: 'false' legislation
  3. Spurious, artificial (as in false teeth).
  4. [logic] A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.

Definition of the adverb false

What does false mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a disloyal and faithless manner


Who is False?

False a.k.a. Matthew Dear is an American music producer, DJ and electronic avant-pop artist.


  1. "False" is the second studio album by the death metal band Gorefest. It was released in 1992 on Nuclear Blast Records.
  2. "False" is a musical album of Matthew Dear.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "False" is a musical album of Rape-X.
    • released in (7 years ago)


  1. False: In logic, false is a truth value or a nullary logical connective. In a truth-functional system of propositional logic it is one of two postulated truth values, along with its negation, truth. Usual notations of the false are 0 and the up tack symbol ⊥.
  2. FALSE è un linguaggio di programmazione esoterico ideato da Wouter van Oortmerssen nel 1993, chiamato così in onore del valore booleano, il preferito dall'autore.
  3. False is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  4. False: In Unix-like operating systems, false is the command that always returns the value 1, which is regarded by the shell as the logical value false.

Phrases with False

Phrases starting with the word False:

  1. False Box
  2. false oat
  3. false rue
  4. False Yam
  5. False `ohe
  6. false aloe
  7. False Dawn
  8. false face
  9. false flax
  10. false hair
  11. false name
  12. false sago
  13. false smut
  14. False Step
  15. False-Bean
  16. false alarm
  17. False Bluet

Phrases ending with the word False:

  1. play false
  2. ring false
  3. true-false

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for False

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Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

False description does not vitiate (e. g., a legacy or devise). Cochran's Law Lexicon. FALSA ORTHOGRAPHIA.— Falsa orthographia, sive falsa grammatica, non vitiat concessionem : bad spelling or bad grammar does not vitiate a grant.

Google previewDictionary of Language Testing (1999)

by Alan Davies

See also: correlation Further reading: Hatch & Lazaraton 1991 fairness See test fairness false negative A person classified as failing on the basis of a test's cut- score but who would nevertheless have gone on to succeed in the area for which ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture (2002)

by Dr Gwendolyn Leick

facade see ELEVATION false door A dummy door in stone found in Egyptian tombs. The soul of the deceased was believed to emerge through this door, in order to partake of the funerary offerings placed in the burial chamber. The design of ...

Google previewLogic and Lexicon (2013)

The Semantics of the Indefinite by Manfred Pinkal

Every sentence has at least one of the truth values “ true” or “false”. (ii) Every sentence has at most one of the truth values “true” or ...

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Kenyan Sign Language: False

Both hands are in Full Closed Handshapes. Left hand is positioned in center of signing space with palm down and fingertips pointing right. Right hand, with palm ...

Quotes about False

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world. (Sai Baba)
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Scrabble value of F4A1L1S1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FALSE

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