In mathematical logic, satisfiability and validity are elementary concepts of semantics.
A formula is satisfiable if it is possible to find an interpretation (model) that makes the formula true.
A formula is valid if all interpretations make the formula true.
The opposites of these concepts are unsatisfiability and invalidity, that is, a formula is unsatisfiable if none of the interpretations make the formula true, and invalid if some such interpretation makes the formula false.
These four concepts are related to each other in a manner exactly analogous to Aristotle’s square of opposition.
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