- the act of disjoining or the state of being disjoined: a disjunction between thought and action.
- Also called disjunctive, inclusive disjunction.a compound proposition that is true if and only if at least one of a number of alternatives is true.
- Also called exclusive disjunction.a compound proposition that is true if and only if one and only one of a number of alternatives is true.
- the relation among the components of such a proposition, usually expressed by AND or V.
Origin of disjunction
Related Words for disjunctiondivision, severance, disunion, divorce, disconnection, detachment, split, disjuncture, parting, disjointedness
Examples from the Web for disjunction
Contemporary Examples of disjunction
There would have been continuity between the painted and real world, instead of disjunction.Coloring-in an Old Picture
July 23, 2013
The problem of distance is compounded by distraction and disjunction.Ten Years In, Remembering Our Wars
May 28, 2012
We all sense this disjunction between wanting to make the world, the whole world so much larger than this boot room.Hanging Out with Ian McEwan: Full Transcript
The Daily Beast Video
April 14, 2010
Historical Examples of disjunction
Disjunction is more frequent in dry fruits than in fleshy ones.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
Thus the disjunction "universal-particular" includes all objects.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays
What bodes this rare conjunction and disjunction of man and wife and of old affections?Old Friends
Is not that disjunction the ultimate word of Logic in the matter, and can any disjunction, as such, resolve itself?Essays in Radical Empiricism
A question might be defined as a disjunctive judgment in which one member of the disjunction is expressed and the others implied.Studies in Logical Theory
- Also called: disjuncture the act of disconnecting or the state of being disconnected; separation
- cytology the separation of the chromosomes of each homologous pair during the anaphase of meiosis
- the operator that forms a compound sentence from two given sentences and corresponds to the English or
- a sentence so formed. Usually written p ∨ 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
- the relation between such sentences
Word Origin and History for disjunction
c.1400, disjunccioun, from Old French disjunction (13c.) or directly from Latin disjunctionem "separation," noun of action from past participle stem of disjungere (see disjointed).
- The separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.