disjunction


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dis·junc·tion

 (dĭs-jŭngk′shən)
n.
1. The act of disjoining or the condition of being disjointed.
3. Genetics The separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.

disjunction

(dɪsˈdʒʌŋkʃən)
n
1. Also called: disjuncture the act of disconnecting or the state of being disconnected; separation
2. (Biology) cytology the separation of the chromosomes of each homologous pair during the anaphase of meiosis
3. (Logic) 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 pq 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

dis•junc•tion

(dɪsˈdʒʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of disjoining or the state of being disjoined: a disjunction between thought and action.
2.
a. a compound statement that is true only if at least one of a number of alternatives is true.
b. the relationship between the components of such a proposition, expressed by the word “or.”
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disjunction - state of being disconnected
separation - the state of lacking unity
separability - the capability of being separated
incoherence, incoherency - lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
2.disjunction - the act of breaking a connection
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting

disjunction

noun
The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
Translations

dis·junc·tion

n. disyunción, desunión, separación de cromosomas en la anafase de la división celular.
References in classic literature ?
There may be other belief-feelings, for example in disjunction and implication; also a disbelief-feeling.
TUNIS (TAP) - The disjunction of the case related to the Bardo Museum attack is "very likely" in view of the requirements of the investigation, spokesperson for the Court of First Instance in Tunis and for the Anti-Terror Judicial Centre Kamel Barbouch said on Friday.
In a society such as the Cypriot one, where the local dialect creates a disjunction between official and everyday speech, the space for differentiation is continually open and different local identities built.
Conjunctive normal form is called k-conjunctive normal form when each disjunction contains exactly k literals.
In case the given statement is turned to a disjunction of conjunctions of the form "([p.
So the disjunction between memory and the real, what was once and is no more, signals change for this ship rat.
It is implausible to think that this assortment of physical types is definable by a single physical property or even a "commensurate" disjunction of a few physical properties.
The introduction discusses the use of citation and precedent in literature (for instance, quotation and genre) and law to expose "the double face of conjunction and disjunction between law and other subsystems" (12) and goes on to distinguish between such "subsystems" and what Jurgen Habermas defined as the "public sphere.
similarly, in the midst of the present church crises Charles Taylor, author of A Secular Age, sat down and traced out the four quadrants of the ever-growing disjunction between church and people.
Time Again," curated by Fionn Meade, runs with this premise, investigating how repetition engenders a disjunction between past and present.
The illumined, however, experience a radical disjunction between consciousness and nature.
This requires giving up at least one of (i) disjunction introduction; (ii) disjunctive syllogism; (iii) the thesis that entailment is transitive (99-100).