Disjunction vs Intersection - What's the difference?

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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

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

    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)

    See also

    * union