from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of disjoining or the condition of being disjointed.
  • noun Genetics The separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of disjoining, or the state of being disjoined; separation; division; distinction.
  • noun Specifically In logic, the relation between the members of a disjunctive proposition or term.
  • noun In logic: a term consisting of two or more terms united by the conjunction or or its equivalent.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting.
  • noun A disjunctive proposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun act of disjoining; disunion, separation
  • noun state of being disjoined
  • noun logic The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the or operator.
  • noun mathematics a logical operator that results in true when some of its operands are true.
  • noun biology During meiosis, the separation of chromosomes (homologous in meiosis I, and sister chromatids in meiosis II).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun state of being disconnected
  • noun the act of breaking a connection


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