exclusive disjunction

noun

: a compound proposition in logic that is true when one and only one of its constituent statements is true see Truth Table

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exclusive disjunction was in 1942

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“Exclusive disjunction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusive%20disjunction. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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