I may be off the mark but venerable Nyanaponika's comments seem to be warning against turning these useful Abhidhammic concepts into real binary (0 and 1) things which are either "on" or "off", "existing" or "not existing", when in fact they're dependently originating phenomena... for want of a better classification. To me he seems to be suggesting that the relationship is analogue in terms of their rising, inter-relations, and passing away rather than a digital sequence of zeroes and ones.
Somewhere there's an article of Dhamma Theory which I think may be useful - it was either Tilt or venerable Dhammanando who put us onto it originally.
I hope the explanation made some sort of sense. Feel free to disregard if not, or if it was of no use.
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