# Disjunction vs Intersection - What's the difference?

disjunction | intersection |

## As nouns the difference between disjunction and intersection

is that disjunction is act of disjoining; disunion, separation while intersection is the junction of two (or more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares.

# disjunction

## English

(wikipedia disjunction)

### Noun

(en noun)
• act of disjoining; disunion, separation
• state of being disjoined
• (logic) The proposition resulting from the combination of two or more propositions using the or operator.
• (mathematics) a logical operator that results in true when some of its operands are true.
• (biology) During meiosis, the separation of chromosomes (homologous in meiosis I, and sister chromatids in meiosis II).
• #### Coordinate terms

* (in mathematics) conjunction

#### Hypernyms

* (in mathematics) logical connective

#### Hyponyms

* (in logic) inclusive disjunction * (in logic) exclusive disjunction

#### Meronyms

* (in logic) disjunct

#### Derived terms

* disjunctive normal form

### See also

* conjunction

### References

* "Disjunction" in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy * "Disjunction" in Wolfram MathWorld *

# intersection

## English

(wikipedia intersection)

### Noun

(en noun)
• The junction of two (or more) paths, streets, highways, or other thoroughfares.
• (geometry) The point or set of points common to two geometrical objects (such as the point where two lines meet or the line where two planes intersect).
• (set theory) The set containing all the elements that are common to two or more sets.
• (sports) The element where two or more straight lines of synchronized skaters pass through each other.[http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-295370-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html]
• #### Synonyms

* (junction of paths) (l)

* union