symmetric difference

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Noun[edit]

symmetric difference (plural symmetric differences)

  1. (set theory) The set that contains all elements belonging to either of given two sets but not to the both; the relative complement of the intersection in the union of given two sets.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In mathematical expressions, the symmetric difference of A and B is denoted by "A △ B" or "A ⊖ B."

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