Asked • 05/20/19

What does Exclusive in XOR really mean?

Maybe this is just obvious to everyone but can someone explain where XOR (or Exclusive-OR) got its name from? What does the word ***Exclusive*** really mean? Not that it matters, but its just stuck in my head since morning. OR: 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 XOR: 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 Is it "exclusively 0 for inputs 1,1", "special version of OR" or something else?

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