conjunctive normal form

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Conjunctive Normal Form definition

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(CNF) A logical formula consisting of a conjunction of disjunctions of terms where no disjunction contains a conjunction. Such a formula might also be described as a product of sums. E.g. the CNF of
(A and B) or C is (A or C) and (B or C).
Contrast Disjunctive Normal Form.
(1995-12-10)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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