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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".
Adjectivefalse (comparative fals, superlative er)
- Untrue, not factual, wrong.
- Spurious, artificial (as in false teeth).
- (logic) A state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
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- Feminine form of falso.
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