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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 [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]], falsus, meaning "falsehood", from the earlier verb fallere, "to deceive".

Pronunciation

Adjective

false (comparative fals, superlative er)

Positive
false

Comparative
fals

Superlative
er

  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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Italian

Adjective

false pl.

  1. Feminine form of falso.

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