disjunction

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noun dis·junc·tion \dis-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of disjunction

  1. 1 :  a sharp cleavage :  disunion, separation <the disjunction between theory and practice>

  2. 2 :  a compound sentence in logic formed by joining two simple statements by or: a :  inclusive disjunction b :  exclusive disjunction

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A disjunction may be a mere lack of connection between two things, or a large gulf. There's often a huge disjunction between what people expect from computers and what they know about them, and the disjunction between a star's public image and her actual character may be just as big. We may speak of the disjunction between science and morality, between doing and telling, or between knowing and explaining. In recent years, disjunction seem to have been losing out to a newer synonym, the noun disconnect.

14th Century

First Known Use of disjunction

14th century


DISJUNCTION Defined for English Language Learners

disjunction

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noun dis·junc·tion \dis-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of disjunction for English Language Learners

  • : a lack of connection between things that are related or should be connected


Medical Dictionary

disjunction

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noun dis·junc·tion \dis-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Medical Definition of disjunction

  1. :  the separation of chromosomes or chromatids during anaphase of mitosis or meiosis


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