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  1. xornoun

    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. xorconjunction

    or (but not both)

  3. XORnoun

    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. XORnoun

    A logic gate that implements "exclusive or".

  5. XORnoun

    The symbolic representation that implements "exclusive or".

    XOR can be used to add bits without carrying.

  6. XORverb

    To perform the XOR function upon.


  1. XOR

    Exclusive or or exclusive disjunction is a logical operation that is true if and only if its arguments differ (one is true, the other is false).It is symbolized by the prefix operator J and by the infix operators XOR (, , or ), EOR, EXOR, ⊻, ⩒, ⩛, ⊕, ↮ {\displaystyle \nleftrightarrow } , and ≢. The negation of XOR is the logical biconditional, which yields true if and only if the two inputs are the same. It gains the name "exclusive or" because the meaning of "or" is ambiguous when both operands are true; the exclusive or operator excludes that case. This is sometimes thought of as "one or the other but not both". This could be written as "A or B, but not, A and B". Since it is associative, it may be considered to be an n-ary operator which is true if and only if an odd number of arguments are true. That is, a XOR b XOR ... may be treated as XOR(a,b,...).


  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:

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  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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