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What is a biconditional relation?



A biconditional relation is a relation between a consequent and a condition. The consequent is true or in force if and only if the condition is true, with the result that there is a conditional relation in both directions between the related propositions.

Example (English)
  • If and only if he goes, I go.


    This sequence also has the incidental meaning of If I go, he goes.

  • Generic
      A biconditional relation is a kind of

    Comrie 1986 79

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