# linear logic

**linear logic** A system of combinational and possibly sequential circuits in which the combinational component comprises exclusive-OR gates only. This is sometimes referred to as *strongly linear logic* in order to distinguish it from *weakly linear logic* in which inverters are permitted.

In nonbinary (*q*-valued) systems, the EXOR gates are generalized to modulo-*q* adders and subtractors.

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