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disjunction

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    disjuncture   the act of disconnecting or the state of being disconnected; separation  
2      (Cytology)   the separation of the chromosomes of each homologous pair during the anaphase of meiosis  
3      (Logic)  
a    the operator that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences and corresponds to the English or  
b    a sentence so formed. Usually written p<disj>q where p, q are the component sentences, it is true (inclusive sense) whenever either or both of the latter are true; the exclusive disjunction, for which there is no symbol, is true when either but not both disjuncts is  
c    the relation between such sentences  
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