Definition: Negated conjunction: 0 NAND 0 = 1, 0 NAND 1 = 1, 1 NAND 0 = 1, 1 NAND 1 = 0.
See also and, not, or, xor.
Note: NAND is equivalent to AND followed by NOT. It is of particular interest because all possible boolean functions can be built with combinations of NANDs, and a NAND gate is easily built.
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Paul E. Black, "nand", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 16 July SAST 2012. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/nand.html