disjunction


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disjunction

[dis′jəŋk·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
Separation of chromatids or homologous chromosomes during anaphase.
(mathematics)
The connection of two statements by the word “or.” Also known as alternation.
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The graphic effect of these disjunctions would also be evident if the switch were to be made at the end of years three and four, though to a lesser extent, since both the WHO and UK centiles begin to converge after 24 months.
At each disjunction, they push deeply into the dark night in which the church now finds itself and into the reasons for the growing sense of disaffiliation, even of the many who remain in the church.
Burgess rejects the co-analytic implication view because any objection to disjunction introduction on Gricean grounds can be countered by Gricean means (102-3) and because disjunction introduction is indispensible to mathematical practice (103).
Here I consider that conjunction and disjunction are commutative connectives.
If these sets are inconsistent only because the conjunction of the premises is inconsistent, not because of the presence of a single absurd formula, preservationism's main idea takes hold: split the premise set into a disjunction of consistent sets; the least number of sets needed to do that is what defines 'the level' of the premise set; if some conclusion can be derived relative to one of these disjunct consistent sets in all of the ways of carving the original set up consistently (at that level), then this conclusion follows, according to preservationism.
Based on this implication relation the logical operations of conjunction, disjunction, negation, and hypothetical are defined for pictures.
First, his discussion of responsibility is insensitive to the distinction between whether one was morally or casually responsible for getting into a mess in the first place: Schmidtz defines externalization as not taking responsibility for the messes one makes or finds oneself in, and he employs the same disjunction when discussing internalization.
The disjunction between inner and outer that Beckwith finds in Kempe's Book is the very product and expression of the discursive disjunctions that operate in Kempe's culture.
The result is perhaps more musicologically interesting than musically compelling; despite the clear influences of local musical traditions on the Mass itself, the disjunction between the lighthearted--and sometimes downright vulgar--songs and the traditional Mass sections is sometimes a bit jarring.
Both the disjunction of "our nig" against "free black" and "free black" against "white house" are further underscored by the invocation of "slavery" as relevant within this specific house, in the geographical context of the North, and over the physical body of the free black.
In book 2, he analyzes what is left out in the exclusive disjunction of "by chance" and "for the sake of which.
Her attempt to exploit the popularity Eugen Weber's of Peasants into Frenchmen fails by the very disjunction between demography and cultural history and between quantitative changes and cultural transformation.