American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To undo the joining of; separate.
- v. To become separated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sever the junction or union of; dissolve or break up the connection of; disunite; sunder: as, to disjoin the parts of a machine; they have disjoined their interests.
- To prevent from junction or union; keep separate or apart; divide.
- To be separated; part.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To part; to disunite; to separate; to sunder.
- v. To become separated; to part.
- v. become separated, disconnected or disjoint
- v. make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
- From Middle English disjoynen, from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disiungere ("to separate"), from dis-, di- ("apart") + iungere ("to join"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English disjoinen, from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disiungere : dis-, dis- + iungere, to join; see join. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Nevertheless, pretending to disjoin them helps organize our thoughts.”
“When the present boys shall come into possession, and possibly not till then, shall there be a most sweeping reform in the church and state, — the blow to disjoin them will be a hard one.”
“The God who gave us life," he wrote, "gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”
“Others have made private offers, on their own separate account, to disjoin their forces from the camp of the Kings of Frangistan, and even to lend their arms to the defence of the standard of the Prophet.”
“The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”
“The most obvious hybrid views simply conjoin or disjoin the probability and process views.”
“The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy but cannot disjoin them.”
“But in Edinburgh all manner of loud bells join, or rather disjoin, in one swelling, brutal babblement of noise.”
“He held that the understanding can only join and disjoin given facts, without explaining them, and that knowledge deduced in this way is conditioned and relatively unimportant, being always related to a background of existence which forever remains beyond abstract thinking.”
“The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”
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