Pronunciation: /dɪsˈdʒɔɪnt/ ?
are disjoint if they have no members in common. This is stated
mathematically as A ∩ B = ∅.
|Figure 1: Disjoint Sets|
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Disjoint Sets. 2010-01-23. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/disjoint.html.
2008-03-28: Initial version (McAdams, David.