What does XOR mean?

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  1. xor(Noun)

    The logic function exclusive OR (as opposed to inclusive OR), whose output is true only when exactly one of its inputs is true.

    The XOR of (0,0) is 0; (0,1) is 1; (1,0) is 1; and (1,1) is 0."

  2. xor(Conjunction)

    or (but not both)

  3. XOR(Noun)

    The connective "exclusive or".

    The XOR of (0,0) is 0; (0,1) is 1; (1,0) is 1; and (1,1) is 0."

  4. XOR(Noun)

    A logic gate that implements "exclusive or".

  5. XOR(Noun)

    The symbolic representation that implements "exclusive or".

    XOR can be used to add bits without carrying.

  6. XOR(Verb)

    To perform the XOR function upon.


  1. XOR

    XOR is a computer puzzle game created by Astral Software and published by Logotron in 1987 for a range of platforms including the Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. It has since been unofficially remade for platforms including Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux, RISC OS, the SAM Coupé and the Game Boy Advance. XOR is a pure puzzle game with no random or arcade elements, as summed up by the blurb on Logotron's original extensive advertising campaign:

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. xor

    Exclusive or. ‘A xor B’ means ‘A or B, but not both’. “I want to get cherry pie xor a banana split.” This derives from the technical use of the term as a function on truth-values that is true if exactly one of its two arguments is true.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of XOR in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of XOR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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