from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of disjoining or the condition of being disjointed.
- n. Logic A proposition that presents two or more alternative terms, with the assertion that only one is true.
- n. Logic A proposition that presents two or more alternative terms, with the assertion that at least one is true.
- n. Genetics The separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. act of disjoining; disunion, separation
- n. state of being disjoined
- n. The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the or operator.
- n. a logical operator that results in true when some of its operands are true.
- n. During meiosis, the separation of chromosomes (homologous in meiosis I, and sister chromatids in meiosis II).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting.
- n. A disjunctive proposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of disjoining, or the state of being disjoined; separation; division; distinction.
- n. Specifically In logic, the relation between the members of a disjunctive proposition or term.
- n. In logic: a term consisting of two or more terms united by the conjunction or or its equivalent.
- n. In biology, the separation or alternative inheritance of the parental characters in crosses between inbred varieties or strains of domesticated plants and animals. Called also the law of disjunction, or Mendel's law. See inheritance.
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- n. state of being disconnected
- n. the act of breaking a connection
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