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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 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
c. the relation between such sentences
1. the act of disjoining or the state of being disjoined: a disjunction between thought and action.
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]
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|Noun||1.||disjunction - state of being disconnected|
separation - the state of lacking unity
separability - the capability of being separated
|2.||disjunction - the act of breaking a connection|
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
n. disyunción, desunión, separación de cromosomas en la anafase de la división celular.