disjunction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disjunction the act of breaking a connection
    • n disjunction state of being disconnected
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disjunction A disjunctive proposition.
    • Disjunction The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting; as, the disjunction of soul and body.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disjunction The act of disjoining, or the state of being disjoined; separation; division; distinction.
    • n disjunction Specifically In logic, the relation between the members of a disjunctive proposition or term.
    • n disjunction In logic: a term consisting of two or more terms united by the conjunction or or its equivalent.
    • n disjunction 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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. disjunctio,

Usage

In literature:

Disjunctive conjunctions, p. 32, ftn.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
Every dilemma based on a complete logical disjunction, with no possibility of not choosing, is an option of this forced kind.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
To say that he dropped like a shot bird is to say wrong; for a bird drops compact, but Gilles went down disjunct.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
In this condition it acted very well, and gave a good spark at the time and place of disjunction.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
A Disjunctive Syllogism consists of a Disjunctive Major Premise, a Categorical Minor Premise, and a Categorical Conclusion.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
This closure of nature does not carry with it any metaphysical doctrine of the disjunction of nature and mind.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Disjunct: with head, thorax and abdomen separated by constrictions.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
In the English language there is no separate word to distinguish the nominal from the real disjunctive.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The facilities for wreaking final vengeance upon each other was a disjunctive irony divided equally between them.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
How necessary this disjunction of the two authorities is, I had to experience in June, 1866.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
It was amended so as to read collectively only, and not disjunctively.
"Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York" by A. F. Warburton
A motley group, too numerous to be particularised, bring up the complex rear of 'Modals,' 'Hypotheticals,' 'Conditionals,' and 'Disjunctives.
"A Logic Of Facts" by George Jacob Holyoake
In the last sentence there is a false disjunction.
"The pragmatic theory of truth as developed by Peirce, James, and Dewey" by Delton Loring Geyer
The two orders of being seem disjunctive.
"Psychical Miscellanea" by J. Arthur Hill
The disjunctive forms of the pronoun are also sometimes preserved before verbs and adjectives.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
And when is a disjunctive safe?
"The Teaching of Epictetus" by Epictetus
The disjunctive forms of the pronoun are also sometimes preserved before verbs and adjectives.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The people of God must now be regarded disjunctively.
"Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther" by Walter Adeney
The disjunctive forms of the pronoun are also sometimes preserved before verbs and adjectives.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
At this stage the judgment is disjunctive.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
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In poetry:

A consciousness disjunct,
Being but this overblotted
Series
Of intermittences;
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound

In news:

We present a general framework for augmenting instances of the Disjunctive Temporal Problem (DTP) with finite-domain constraints.
We present a general framework for augmenting instances of the Disjunctive Temporal Problem (DTP) with finite -domain constraints.
This explains those disjunct themes delightfully butting against each other in his symphonies.
Species with two or more ranges that do not connect with each other have a disjunct distribution.
But neither are we dualists who break everything into sharp disjunctions between good and evil, light and darkness, religious and secular, us and them.
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In science:

In this paper, we present a generalization of the disjunctive paraconsistent data model.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
Our model is capable of representing and manipulating disjunctive positive facts as well as explicit disjunctive negative facts.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We introduce generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations, which are the fundamental structures underlying our model.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
Generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations are strictly more general than disjunctive paraconsistent relations in that for any disjunctive paraconsistent relation, there is a generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relation with the same information content, but not vice versa.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We define algebraic operators over generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations that extend the standard operations over disjunctive paraconsistent relations.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
Rather we are utilizing negative information in query processing to provide definite or disjunctive negation when needed.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
In this paper, we consider explicit negation in the context of disjunctive databases.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We extend the representation provided in by introducing explicit disjunctive negative facts.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
Negative facts tend to reduce the amount of incompleteness present in the disjunctive facts as seen by the equivalence ((P ∨ Q ∨ R) ∧ ¬P ) ≡ (Q ∨ R) ∧ ¬P .
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
After introducing generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations, we present operators to remove redundancies and inconsistencies.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We also extend the standard relational algebra to operate on generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
The information content of generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations is characterized in terms of disjucntive paraconsistent relations which we briefly present in the next section.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
In this section, we present a brief overview of disjunctive paraconsistent relations and the algebraic operations on them.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
Definition 2. A disjunctive paraconsistent relation, R, over the scheme Σ consists of two components < R+ , R− > where R+ ⊆ 2τ (Σ ) and R− ⊆ τ (Σ ). R+ , the positive component, is a set of tuple sets.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
Each tuple set in this component represents a disjunctive positive fact.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
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