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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k] is always true, and it's possible that at least one pair of members of the disjunction are some variable x and its negation, for example, formula [p.
Kim took this as a decisive argument against considering a disjunction of natural types to be a natural type.
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.
Perfectionist logic accepts disjunction introduction and disjunctive syllogism, but employs a non-transitive notion of entailment (104): p [conjunction] [?
However, although the truth of the disjunction in Static-A (DNF) is token-independent, the truth of each of its disjuncts is token-dependent and, for any token of the disjunction, only one of the disjuncts is true.
Quine attributed to Aristotle the "fantasy" that the truth of a disjunction does not entail the truth of one of its disjuncts.
In order for every disjunction to be 'hidden' from view, only one option is left and it means thinking the unthinkable: adopt the WHO data only for the first year of life.
One increasingly sees in recent published work (and in dissertations-in-progress) the 1750-1850 periodization, for example, in which independence from Spain (1821) is still taken seriously, but as a watershed, in the sense that one needs to see which way political processes flow on either side, rather than as an epochal disjunction.
Evidence of managerial disjunction, leading to a degree of isolation for BIS staff, was discovered.
Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the disjunction between basic environmental health science research and the application of this knowledge to disease prevention, pathogenesis, and prognosis.
Ironically, there could be a disjunction between that aggregate and the average performance of individuals at the school, for a variety of reasons.
Lourdes's intelligent, if often agitated, perspective on the disjunction between the messiness of human life and the noble ideals of the revolutionary Che she would like to emulate but cannot could easily have been a cheap vehicle for Doval's denunciation of the failures of Cuban socialism.