A logical operator that returns a true value if one, but not both, of its operands is true.
(eXclusive OR) A Boolean logic operation that is widely used in cryptography as well as in generating parity bits for error checking and fault tolerance. XOR compares two input bits and generates one output bit. The logic is simple. If the bits are the same, the result is 0. If the bits are different, the result is 1.Several SymbolsVarious symbols are used to designate the XOR operation including a + sign inside a circle, an underlined "V" and the caret (^). See cryptography, RAID and or.
The logic function exclusive OR (as opposed to inclusive OR), whose output is true only when exactly one of its inputs is true.
(slang) A suffix used to modify words ending in -cker or -ker.
He's a real haxor, man.
Origin of xor
- Short for exclusive OR
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition