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From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [jargon]:

  xor /X'or/, /kzor/ conj. Exclusive or. `A xor B' means `A or B, but not
     both'. "I want to get cherry pie xor a banana split." This derives from
     the technical use of the term as a function on truth-values that is true
     if exactly one of its two arguments is true.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

          /X'or/, /kzor/ Exclusive or.  "A xor B" means "A or B, but not
          both".  The {truth table} is
          	A | B | A xor B
          	F | F |    F
          	F | T |    T
          	T | F |    T
          	T | T |    F
          [{Jargon File}]

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