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What does this mean? $$a \oplus b$$

I've seen this notation in a text about one-time-pads. Is it XOR?

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, in the context of one-time pads it is certainly the bitwise exclusive-or of two bitstrings. $\endgroup$ – MJD Jun 20 '18 at 20:04
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    $\begingroup$ Post this as an answer, if you want to. $\endgroup$ – user1511417 Jun 20 '18 at 20:05
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    $\begingroup$ I actually only see a question mark. Consider looking through the MathJax tutorial and finding it there. $\endgroup$ – gen-z ready to perish Jun 20 '18 at 20:14
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    $\begingroup$ Is $\oplus$ (LaTeX/MathJax \oplus) the symbol you want? It would work better across different devices than directly entering the symbol. (Also @ChaseRyanTaylor) $\endgroup$ – Joonas Ilmavirta Jun 20 '18 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ Now the problem is, that this question is more difficult to google. I assume that this question raises quite often. $\endgroup$ – user1511417 Jun 22 '18 at 9:27
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Yes, in the context of one-time pads it is certainly the bitwise exclusive-or of two bitstrings.

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